Articles tagged val kilmer

28 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Dead Man’s Bounty

This oddball film's closest progenitors are Fassbinder’s Brecht-influenced and just plain weird Whity, and Cox’s Americanized Spaghetti western, Straight to Hell.

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13 Jan 2008 // 3:00 AM

Comanche Moon

The most outrageous and most pleasurable element in Comanche Moon, Inish Scull (Val Kilmer) is also its strangest, least plausible, and most convincing incarnation of "history."

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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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21 Nov 2006 // 6:19 PM

Déjà Vu (2006)

The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

It's a surprise that Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works as well as it does.

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29 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.

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Alexander: Director’s Cut (2004)

Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.

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13 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mindhunters (2005)

In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.

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Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition (1986)

One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.

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24 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Alexander (2004)

Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.

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20 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stateside (2004)

Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a multi-threat performer, her career reeling between movies and rock 'n' roll, sometime in the 1980s.

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

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20 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

Maggie's toughness is surely enhanced by Blanchett's fabulous cheekbones and icy eyes.

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16 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Wonderland (2003)

There's no truth in this true crime, only the fictions that sustain 'Hollywood'.

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12 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Real Genius (1985)

Whereas most teen films collapse into a mindless sequence of witless one-liners and antiquated sight gags, Real Genius remains effervescent and engaging.

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15 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Salton Sea (2002)

Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Red Planet (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains plot spoilers. Dud Planet Red Planet is freshman director Antony Hoffman’s entry into the most recent spate of films

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pollock (2000)

This is the tragedy and romanticized allure of Jackson Pollock, the man: he grew physically, he grew creatively, but he never grew up emotionally.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pollock (2000)

Where the story of Pollock's life gets, at least to me, most interesting, and where the film 'Pollock' becomes most engaging, is in the connected story of the artist's wife, Lee Krasner.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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