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Monday, March 14 2011

Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.

Thursday, January 21 2010

Curse Ye, Orwell!

Orwell declared that there are “four great motives” for writing: sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. As for the rest of us...

Thursday, January 7 2010

Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

Wednesday, April 29 2009

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.

Monday, April 6 2009

Without a ‘Doubt,’ this is one fine movie

Thursday, March 26 2009


Besting Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Jason Robards and Sam Shepard, Jack Nicholson gives one of his most complicated, consuming performances.

Sunday, March 1 2009

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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Mamma Mia!: 2-Disc Special Edition (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Dec.08]
Doubt (Reviews) [12.Dec.08]
Shameful Exposure (Columns) [11.Dec.08]
Film Raises ‘Doubt’ In Audiences As Well (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Dec.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 (Features) [11.Sep.08]
Mamma Mia! (Reviews) [18.Jul.08]
‘Mamma’ Mangled (Short Ends and Leader) [16.Jul.08]
Lions for Lambs (Reviews) [9.Nov.07]
Rendition (Reviews) [19.Oct.07]
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) (Reviews) [5.Feb.07]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [16.Oct.06]
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) (Reviews) [30.Jun.06]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [9.Jun.06]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [9.Jun.06]
Prime (2005) (Reviews) [28.Oct.05]
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (Reviews) [22.Dec.04]
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (Reviews) [30.Jul.04]
Heartburn (1986) (Reviews) [12.Jul.04]
Angels in America (Reviews) [22.Dec.03]
The Hours (2002) (Reviews) [14.Jul.03]
Adaptation (Reviews) [28.May.03]
The Hours (2002) (Reviews) [16.Jan.03]
Adaptation (Reviews) [6.Dec.02]
Music of the Heart (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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