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Thursday, May 16 2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Dick Cheney’s Legacy

Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.


Thursday, May 7 2009

A Shortage of Villainy

While director Abrams' handling of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's propulsive screenplay is sleek and spiffy, to say the least, it ultimately hews far closer to his television work than might have been wise for a big-screen reboot.


Friday, May 1 2009

The Skeptic

You know you're in trouble when the most appealing element your film is Tom Arnold.


Sunday, April 26 2009

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.


Sunday, July 20 2008

Vantage Point

It’s almost rather brilliant the way the film betrays and sabotages itself as it comes down the home stretch.


Friday, February 22 2008

Vantage Point

As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.


Monday, December 15 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.


Thursday, July 10 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Ingenious and mesmerizing, Johnny Depp embodies the film's essential fantasy, that a pirate's life is exciting and unfettered.


Thursday, September 26 2002

Snipes (2001)

As Erik puts it, he has 'business to take care of.' That business is hip-hop.


Crossroads (2002) (Reviews) [14.Feb.02]
Center Stage (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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