Articles tagged peter falk

6 Jul 2011 // 2:53 AM

Dad and Peter Falk, cut from the same cloth

LOS ANGELES — The things my father laughed at, I laugh at. I was reminded of this recently when I read of Peter Falk’s passing.

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19 Jan 2010 // 9:00 PM

Wings of Desire

If you Google the phrase “Criterion has done it again”, you will get 37,500 hits. I have a hunch that now that Wings of Desire is back on the streets, this number is going to increase significantly.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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4 Oct 2007 // 9:58 PM


Suspense and that familiar adrenaline rush come with creativity, not clock crunching. Next fails to fully understand this, and ends up paying for it in the end.

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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27 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Next (2007)

The film doesn’t try to explain or rationalize its essential trick, but drops you rather perfunctorily into Cris' multiple dilemmas.

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18 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Big Trouble (1986)

Flimsy and frustrating, Big Trouble suggests that Cassavetes finally gave up on reality.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Undisputed (2002)

Masculinity, integrity, brutality: Walter Hill's usual themes.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Made (2001)

To aid him on his travels, Bobby (Jon Favreau) takes Ricky, his childhood friend, boxing partner (they're introduced fighting each other in some cheap venue, for piddling money), and notorious fuck-up. Ricky is played by the affable (when not bar-brawling) Vince Vaughn, who also produced 'Made', and who, in 1996, starred with Favreau in 'Swingers', the film that made them both bankable properties.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Corky Romano (2001)

'Corky Romano' is a limp, set 'em up and knock 'em down barrage of hijinx and horseshit that proves definitively that Chris Kattan's shtick is barely big enough to carry a 90-second trailer, let alone a 90-minute movie.

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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