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Wednesday, January 5 2011

‘Life in Flight’ Flies Too Low

Here was an opportunity to delve deep into a study of the modern American family, and its subsequent breakdown upon entering the 21st century -- an opportunity missed.


Monday, May 31 2010

Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.


Tuesday, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.


Wednesday, October 24 2007

Bug

Bug does what it sets out to do, which is to burrow under your skin and fester there, goading you to dig it out with something sharp.


Tuesday, May 29 2007

William Friedkin: A master storyteller returns with Bug


Friday, May 25 2007

Bug (2006) (2006)

What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.


Monday, April 30 2007

Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.


Thursday, May 19 2005

William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.


Friday, January 28 2005

William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Jessica is alone, contemplative, and distressed.


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