Articles tagged richard lester

In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.

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‘Help!’: Overlook the Plot, Stay for the Music

Help! is two films in one -- and if you can tolerate the first, you're bound to enjoy the second.

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1 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Paul McCartney – We Believe In Yesterday

Taken together, Help! and The McCartney Years, show the breadth of an artist's career, warts and all. Few have lived a life as well-documented or as successful as Paul McCartney.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Help!

The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Petulia (1968)

For its many commendable qualities -- qualities long recognized by a sizable cult of fans -- Petulia doesn't quite display cultural insight.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.

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A Hard Day’s Night (1964/2000)

A smooth amalgamation of Richard Lester's intricate direction, Alun Owen's hysterical screenplay, and the natural charms of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a film perfectly of its time and perfectly timeless.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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