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Friday, February 13 2015

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Pushes the Spy Spoof Only So Far

Kingsman is a cut above the usual winter flicks, but it's also flummoxed by its inability to maintain it subversive tone.

Wednesday, October 19 2011

‘Jackie Brown’: Is a Love Story, a Heist Film, an Offbeat Crime Story Set to a Great Soundtrack

The intriguing combination of Elmore Leonard's voice with Tarantino's unique dialogue leads to his best film.

Tuesday, August 9 2011

Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Reality

Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.

Wednesday, April 13 2011

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

Monday, April 6 2009

Coming to America

From big hair to shoulder pads, power suits to Jeri-Curl, and an omnipresent and delightfully horrific synthed-out soundtrack, this flick has a hungover Sunday on the couch written all over it.

Thursday, March 5 2009

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai would be a little too self-serious if it wasn't for Ninja-Ninja, a white-haired, impish character that can best be described as Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson.

Wednesday, February 4 2009

Lakeview Terrace

The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.

Monday, January 5 2009

A Spirited Friendship

Given the respective careers of Will Eisner and Frank Miller, the root of their friendship becomes apparent. For both, the comics medium takes precedence above all else.

Sunday, January 4 2009

Will Eisner’s Dual Identity: The Spirit of an Artist

A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.

Friday, December 26 2008

Fast chat with ‘The Spirit’ director Frank Miller

This ‘Spirit’ Stumbles as it Soars (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Dec.08]
The Spirit (Reviews) [23.Dec.08]
Soul Men (Reviews) [7.Nov.08]
Lakeview Terrace (Reviews) [19.Sep.08]
View from this ‘Terrace’ is Atypical (Short Ends and Leader) [18.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 (Features) [11.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008 (Features) [10.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 (Features) [8.Sep.08]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Reviews) [15.Aug.08]
Truth in Humor (Columns) [10.Jul.08]
Jumper (Reviews) [29.Jun.08]
Cleaner (Reviews) [1.Jun.08]
Resurrecting the Champ (Reviews) [23.Apr.08]
Jumper (Reviews) [14.Feb.08]
Resurrecting the Champ (Reviews) [24.Aug.07]
1408 (Reviews) [22.Jun.07]
Part 5: The Return of the Auteur (Features) [21.Jun.07]
Monkey Business (Part 3: July) (Features) [2.May.07]
Black Snake Moan (2007) (Reviews) [2.Mar.07]
Snakes on a Plane (2006) (Reviews) [13.Feb.07]
Home of the Brave (2006) (Reviews) [15.Dec.06]
Snakes on a Plane (2006) (Reviews) [22.Aug.06]
Freedomland (2006) (Reviews) [17.Feb.06]
Coach Carter (2004) (Reviews) [20.Jun.05]
XXX: State of the Union (2005) (Reviews) [29.Apr.05]
In My Country (2005) (Reviews) [11.Mar.05]
The Incredibles (2004) (Reviews) [7.Mar.05]
Coach Carter (2004) (Reviews) [14.Jan.05]
The Incredibles (2004) (Reviews) [5.Nov.04]
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) (Reviews) [9.Aug.04]
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) (Reviews) [15.Apr.04]
Twisted (2004) (Reviews) [26.Feb.04]
S.W.A.T. (2003) (Reviews) [13.Jan.04]
S.W.A.T. (2003) (Reviews) [7.Aug.03]
Basic (2003) (Reviews) [28.Mar.03]
Formula 51 (2001) (Reviews) [18.Oct.02]
XXX (2002) (Reviews) [9.Aug.02]
Changing Lanes (2002) (Reviews) [11.Apr.02]
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