Articles tagged richard dreyfuss

27 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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The Man Who Wasn’t There: Wrestling with Oliver Stone’s W. and the Enigma of George W. Bush

Stone doesn't "get" Bush’s true historical legacy (any more than the rest of us do in 2008), but he cannily realizes that, warts and all, Bush is an undeniably pivotal figure.

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31 Oct 2008 // 3:11 AM

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

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W.

17 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

W.

The readymade caricature George Bush is as much a reflection of his moment as he is an occasion for Oliver Stone's latest stab at revisionist history.

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‘W.’ is Brilliant Political Theater

How did it happen? How did a man with limited governing skills, a track record of career calamities, a laundry list of personality (and parental)

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2 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

America Betrayed

Early in Leslie Cardé's smart, galvanizing documentary America Betrayed, Michael Grunwald calls Katrina "a manmade disaster."

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This is a young man's film, a film with its arms and eyes wide open, with none of the paranoia and xenophobia which plague us today.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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12 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition (1986)

Stand By Me is always worth celebrating.

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hello Down There (1969)

Having failed to hold onto small-town American values during the late '60s mod explosion, the nuclear family man here flees to the bottom of the sea.

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2 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Education of Max Bickford

'The Education of Max Bickford' has yet to strike the right balance between outspoken politics and a desire not to offend.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Crew (2000)

What do you get when you combine Once Upon A Time in America, Goodfellas, Atlantic City, and add humor? You end up with The Crew,

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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