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Thursday, February 5 2009

Taken: Daddy Tortures Best

Mill's towering righteousness is just too much for this weak little film, whose only interest is in affirming the white patriarchal prerogative.


Friday, January 30 2009

Taken

The melodramatic set-up takes little time in Pierre Morel's extra-actionated thriller. Almost as soon as Kimmie lands in Paris and neglects to call her father on the super-phone he's provided her, she's punished -- severely.


Monday, January 8 2007

Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006)

As a lifelong connoisseur of bad disaster movies, my enjoyment always rises in direct proportion to the innocent awfulness of its production values and the lunacy of its plot.


Monday, January 30 2006

24

Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.


Thursday, January 20 2005

24

Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.


Monday, August 23 2004

Candyman: Special Edition (1992)

Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"


Tuesday, September 9 2003

24: Season 2

'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'


Thursday, November 7 2002

24

'Fiction' and 'reality' aren't so much opposites as they are of a piece.


Sunday, January 1 1995

24

At 12:38:54 a.m., Jack's somewhat estranged wife accidentally breaks what looks to be a really nice coffee cup.


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