Articles tagged sophie okonedo

17 Oct 2008 // 1:55 AM

The Secret Life of Bees

May's wailing wall appears repeatedly in Gina Prince-Blythewood's The Secret Life of Bees, each time an invitation to reflect, to remember what was and hope for what might be.

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12 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Secret Life of Bees

What could have been a brave film turned out lukewarm, lost in its own self-importance, stripped of its feminist overtones and watered down for mass consumption.

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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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24 Apr 2006 // 3:00 PM

Aeon Flux (2005)

The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.

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16 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Aeon Flux (2005)

No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.

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6 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Faith in his own work ethic keeps Paul from acknowledging the turmoil erupting all around him.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

The title refers to many 'things,' most simultaneously dirty and pretty.

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7 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Dirty Pretty Things is a film about beaten down, exhausted, tenaciously hopeful workers.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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