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Friday, January 14 2011

My Slow Start With ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’

Racing games still force players to start with the slowest cars and work their way up. Despite my frustrations, this system works for Hot Pursuit.


Friday, May 21 2010

Three Important Films Shot in the Impoverished Fontainhas Neighborhood in Lisbon

As the Portuguese director Pedro Costa's work shows, art is not always pretty and art does not give answers, but there is a process, like life, of destruction and creation that offers transcendence, however fleeting.


Thursday, February 4 2010

Gomorrah

The typical gangster film is turned on its ear; unlike its biblical namesake, no God passes judgment here.


Sunday, February 10 2008

Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise strives to be more than traditional, and in many ways it succeeds, but some of the design choices may prove unappealing for people who simply wanted a modest update to the franchise.


Wednesday, January 30 2008

Boxed set salutes Agnes Varda’s feminist lens


Tuesday, April 24 2007

New DVDs gather early work by Jean Renoir, Louis Malle


Monday, April 16 2007

The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) (1956)

The film's awareness lies behind much of the action, to give it a gravity and power that offers hope without denying the potentially hopeless psychological brutality of war.


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