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Friday, August 28 2009

One Hit Wonder: Patrick Swayze

Even now, "She's Like the Wind" remains one of the better love songs of the 1980s.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The Beast: Series Premiere

Even when The Beast trots out clichés, Patrick Swayze is compelling, his many performances jaggedy and surprising, his rhythms weird, his sense of humor entertainingly bleak.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

‘The Beast,’ premiering Thursday on A&E


Friday, September 15 2006

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.


Friday, October 21 2005

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983)

Rarely does a director's cut reflect a vision 'truer' to a source text. But, like most everything else surrounding the picture, The Outsiders: The Complete Novel is quite an anomaly.


Thursday, February 17 2005

Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut (2001)

The problem embodied by Donnie is at once mundane and painfully special, the dilemma of fate vs. free will, laced though with unanswered questions of identity and responsibility.


Thursday, February 26 2004

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Donnie Darko (2001)

PULL.


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