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Sunday, October 12 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.


Friday, May 12 2006

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?


Tuesday, November 29 2005

Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.


Saturday, October 22 2005

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.


Friday, July 29 2005

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.


Thursday, February 5 2004

Miracle (2004)

Disney's Miracle is an unabashed celebration of the connections among sports, national pride, and the wonder of whiteguyness.


Thursday, February 20 2003

Dark Blue (2003)

This is a scary city, where scary figures hang out on scary corners and slouch with scary insouciance. No wonder the cops are tense.


Thursday, December 13 2001

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Moreover, the film asserts, if you're not careful in your dealings with people, you'll end up with no self and no life, in that big empty Times Square in your head.


Sunday, January 1 1995

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

Even the magnetic Ice T -- who has about three minutes on screen as a super-sneery mercenary and who has notoriously bad taste when it comes to picking scripts -- looks like he's made an unusually bad decision with '3000 Miles to Graceland'.


Big Trouble in Little China (1986/2001)

Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) is the anti-hunk, the inverse of the pectorally endowed fighting machines typified by Stallone and Schwarzenegger.


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