Articles tagged malcolm mcdowell

7 May 2009 // 9:59 PM

Voyage of the Dammed

An affecting, if flawed, middlebrow drama about a seldom-discussed Depression-era tragedy.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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13 Apr 2009 // 9:59 PM

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Painting a frightening picture of violence, greed and desperation, Bozzo reveals another growing crack in our fragile environment.

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‘Bolt’ is an Amiable, Action-Packed Adventure

In the highly competitive and lucrative world of CG animation, there’s Pixar…and then everyone else. While it’s clear that companies like Dreamworks,

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21 Nov 2008 // 2:59 AM


Bolt's faith in his fiction is slightly pathetic, but it's not unrelated to the ways that children (as well as pets) are regularly conditioned.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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25 Jun 2008 // 10:59 PM

The List

A muddled bit of Southern Gothic lite, but somehow manages to be a pretty decent movie.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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5 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM


In Carpenter's film, evil shows up right where you think you'd be safe. No one imagines he's safe in whitetrashland -- especially the section inhabited by a heavily inked up William Forsythe.

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Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ tries to explain the slasher’s psychology

Michael Myers. It’s an ordinary name. Nothing menacing or peculiar. The kid next door. Which is what Michael Myers was—in “Halloween,” the low-budget 1978

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31 Aug 2007 // 5:08 AM

Rob Zombie breathes new life into a classic fright film

"It just really felt, to me, growing up on the East Coast, like it was Halloween."

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12 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

If . . . (1968)

Watching If…. today, it still fails to provide any sort of answer for how tradition and change can be reconciled.

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25 May 2007 // 3:59 AM


Heroes' set-up was both simple ("Save the cheerleader, save the world") and impressively complex.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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14 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company pushes Carter and Dan up against one another, so that they can work through their mutual anxieties, resentments, and jealousies.

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

For all the inevitability of Will's descent, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is an almost perversely moving experience.

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

Will (Clive Owen) is a menace, even to the bad guys.

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22 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Company (2003)

Evocations of life's uncertainty -- an Altman specialty -- simultaneously expose the obstacles the ballet company must overcome in order to mount a production.

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31 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

I Spy (2002)

The basic opposition between sheepish Alex and suave Kelly sets up a series of trivial conflicts, some less tedious than others.

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12 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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