Articles tagged wood harris

‘Next Day Air’ is Dead on Arrival

It’s no secret that most filmmakers have their muses, directors who came before them from whom they draw inspiration and ideas. While some consider

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8 May 2009 // 3:30 AM

Next Day Air

For all its speed and commotion, Next Day Air is a movie you've seen before.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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9 Jan 2009 // 2:22 AM

Not Easily Broken

For all its references to spirituality, Not Easily Broken is fixated on an earthly bond, between a good man and the good woman who defines him.

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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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7 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Paid in Full (2002)

It's not a standard issue dealer movie, featuring strong performances, a shrewd narrative structure, and subtle, smart resistance to stereotypes.

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24 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

Paid in Full (2002)

As familiar as this story sounds (and is), Ace is hardly your usual somebody.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Hendrix

Survivor's tone is very difficult to locate, and while this elusiveness may be more than the producers intend, it's just as possible to surmise that they know what they're doing and that teasing the audience with its own naivete is their way of undermining the medium even as they exploit it so well.

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Remember the Titans (2000)

Even a cursory glance at the coverage of the 2000 Olympics reveals Australia’s presentation of the Games to be focused on diversity and unity through

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Remember the Titans (2000)

Denzel Washington is a good and noble figure. Being one requires dedication and integrity, not to mention opportunity (not every aspiring role model can afford

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