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Friday, April 17 2009

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.


Wednesday, April 1 2009

The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.


Monday, October 20 2008

What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.


Tuesday, September 9 2008

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.


Tuesday, August 5 2008

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.


Sunday, March 2 2008

Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.


Beowulf (Reviews) [16.Nov.07]
Virgin (2003) (Reviews) [17.Sep.04]
White Oleander (2002) (Reviews) [10.Oct.02]
Unbreakable (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Pledge (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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