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Features

Tuesday, September 9 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.


Reviews

Wednesday, March 20 2013

Ecological Terror May Be Our New Monster: 'The Bay'

Given our culture’s obsessions at this particular moment in history, our monsters are likely to be monsters of disease and the digital frontier.


Saturday, April 24 2010

You Don't Know Jack: We Need to Have a Bigger Conversation

An early exchange between Janet Good and Jack Kevorkian neatly lays out their essential difference (the ways they share themselves with the world) and their most important mutual conviction, that those who suffer horribly have a right to choose how and when they die.


Sunday, October 19 2008

What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.


Thursday, May 17 2007

The Natural (1984)

What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.


Thursday, October 12 2006

Man of the Year (2006)

The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.


Blogs

Thursday, November 6 2008

'What Just Happened?' Nothing Worth Watching!

Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it's handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding takes


News

Wednesday, November 5 2008

Director brings some of his own industry experiences to 'What Just Happened?'

Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson (who gave us "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Rain Man" as well as the sci-fi botch "Sphere" and the Ben Stiller-Jack Black


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