Articles tagged laurence olivier

‘Perfect Understanding’ Probes Timeless Questions About Relationships

Perfect Understanding presages romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Friends with Benefits.

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20 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM


If I had to pinpoint one reason for Rebecca’s prestige it is precisely this: the film’s interest in the natural over the supernatural and the emotional over the sensational.

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17 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

American Film Theatre

In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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