Articles tagged stockard channing

11 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

The list of deliberate historical blunders that Hitler: The Rise of Evil shamelessly uses to enhance its moralistic agenda is unacceptably large for a production that claims to be a biographical epic.

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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4 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

3 Needles (2005)

3 Needles' point is well taken, even if its melodrama is underwhelming.

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27 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Out of Practice

The pilot episode offered only one moment when anyone appeared relaxed, and those characters, a loving elderly couple Ben spotted in a restaurant, are extras.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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1 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The West Wing

The West Wing has locked itself into philosophical stasis, determined to air its liberal credentials via Bartlett and his staff yet equally determined never to challenge the status quo.

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15 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bright Young Things (2004)

Stephen Fry can't throw us any curveballs because he's got to stick close to Waugh, so he subjects us to formulaic depravity for three-quarters of the film, with minor variations.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

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25 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Anything Else (2003)

The idea of Woody Allen teaching high school English is a funny idea, and Anything Else leaves it at that: a funny idea.

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Le Divorce (2003)

Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.

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Life or Something Like It (2002)

Most regrettably, Lanie's not a crazy chick at all.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The West Wing

As is often the case with presidential terms, the Bartlett administration ended with great pomp and little circumstance.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

A Girl Thing

It's true that 'A Girl Thing' concerns girls, or more accurately, women of various ages and backgrounds.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Where the Heart Is (2000)

Thank god for Joan Cusack. As the sole truly cynical character in TV producer Matt (Roseanne, A Different World) Williams’s feature film directing debut,

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The Business of Strangers (2001)

The Business of Strangers' basic premise -- the meanness of the business of strangers -- is worn-out.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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