Articles tagged maggie smith

3 Aug 2007 // 2:27 AM

Becoming Jane

Julian Jarrold's fictionalized biopic offers up big-boomy melodrama, full of broken hearts, romantic montages, and predictable plot turns.

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15 Sep 2006 // 1:20 AM

Keeping Mum (2005)

The most enjoyable portions of the film mock Mary Poppins-style children's literature, whereby a goodhearted but lost family is set aright by a no-nonsense nanny.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings to the franchise a newly inventive sensibility, and, most important, an appreciation for smart cuts and brevity, especially the requisite Quidditch scene, mercifully short, dark, and stormy.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The cruelest of Malfoy's bigotries is directed against lovely, diligent Hermoine.

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27 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

The makers of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' are banking on the fact that so very many people 'have' read the books, so that the confusion of those Luddites who haven't read them matters very little.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

// Sound Affects

"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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