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Wednesday, October 3 2007

Private Practice

The show's true centre of dramatic gravity can be found midway between Violet (Amy Brenneman) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein).


Wednesday, November 29 2006

Day Break

You might say this day is refigured in Brett's own body, frequently bloodied -- cut, beaten, shot -- and something of an objective corollary for his psychic state.


Wednesday, November 23 2005

Rent (2005)

The song, 'Rent', names its own dilemma, how to make melodrama and artifice compelling when experience has turned so sensational and illusory?"


Monday, October 11 2004

Kevin Hill

Hill's metamorphosis from self-centered stud to compassionate caregiver is, of course, the series' major story arc.


Thursday, April 17 2003

Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)

Like most such slapdashy juggling acts, Malibu's Most Wanted can't keep all its balls in the air.


Friday, March 28 2003

Basic (2003)

As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.


Thursday, December 26 2002

Chicago (2002)

Watching Chicago is rather like watching a shot-for-TV music video by a neophyte director projected without thought or re-cutting straight to a movie screen.


Thursday, December 5 2002

Equilibrium (2002)

Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.


Thursday, October 10 2002

Brown Sugar (2002)

Brown Sugar can blur lines between mainstream and margin, mix up the spirits, just as hip-hop -- so-called real hip-hop but also, in its way, brashly commercial hip-hop -- has always done.


Thursday, May 2 2002

New Best Friend (2002)

In the end, the class conflict is as mundane as the dialogue.


The Way of the Gun (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Wood (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Best Man (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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