Articles tagged wallace shawn

The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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5 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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Clueless: Whatever! Edition (1995)

When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

It is as feeble a film as you're likely to see this year.

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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2001)

Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.

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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

In his latest film, Woody Allen moves in slow motion. Actually, the whole of The Curse of the Jade Scorpion appears to be creaking and shuffling, like it's been made by zombies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Hey kids, if you haven’t seen Toy Story 2, better hurry so that you can find out what your toys are doing when you’re

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Near the end of the film The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) begins to understand his own power. When he realizes that everything he is seeing is a computer program, the payoff shot for this knowledge shows the screen filled with the 1s and 0s which make up the objects and people previously seen. The shot is stunning, and lays bare not only the program within the film's narrative universe, but also the computer work necessary to create the effects in The Matrix.

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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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