Articles tagged michael apted

14 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Up Series

Give me the boy at age seven, and I'll give you the man. The Jesuits may have had something with that saying, especially after watching Michael Apted's masterwork 49 years into the making.

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9 Oct 2007 // 4:00 AM

49 Up

As the Up films regularly incorporate footage from previous installments, the portraits have become increasingly layered and meditative.

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19 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

49 Up (2007)

Through the gentle observation and simple exploration of life’s quotidian nature, the Up Series achieves a dramatic relevancy that simple fiction or melodrama could never equal.

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23 Feb 2007 // 4:00 AM

Amazing Grace (2006)

The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.

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15 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Enough (2002)

The first bit of news I heard on waking up this morning was that the wedding was off.

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15 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Enigma (2001)

Michael Apted speaks of his intent to make the country appear 'beautiful' and, consequently, we're spared shots of bombed-out London or casualties of any kind.

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10 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

Enough (2002)

J-Lo rocks combat boots.

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Enough (2002)

J-Lo rocks combat boots.

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9 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Enigma (2001)

There comes a point in 'Enigma' where Jeremy Northam shows up and you feel grateful.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

I can't help it; whenever I hear that opening theme music to a James Bond film, I get a tingle. I can't help but to hope for the best. This time out, my hopes were raised by a great opening sequence to The World Is Not Enough, which involves a thrilling highspeed boat chase. What's more, TWINE gives us the premise for a most excellent villain.

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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