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Bill Condon

Columns

Tuesday, January 10 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Vampire

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I is a gratifying escape from reality. Those who are familiar with the books will be pleased with Director Bill Condon's attention to detail.


Reviews

Tuesday, January 28 2014

Courting Controversy? Or Not? Bill Condon's 'The Fifth Estate'

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange changed our world. Yet the story put on film, The Fifth Estate, is not nearly controversial enough.


Thursday, October 17 2013

Small and Immense, Profound and Simple: 'The Fifth Estate'

Julian Assange's mind becomes a landscape: an office space expands forever, desks and monitors stretch into the distance, each occupied by many, many Julians.


Tuesday, March 26 2013

Twilight's Last Gleaming: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Parts 1 & 2

The Twilight universe is ruled by a curious strain of American morality that can be described as “bloody puritan”. Decapitations = Yes, Premarital Sex = No.


Thursday, November 15 2012

It's All About Taylor Lautner's Abs, Again: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2'

"You don't live in the world you think you do," Jacob warns, as he removes his shirt, shoes, jeans, and oh dear, his briefs.


Friday, November 18 2011

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1': Getting on with the Vampire Business

Bella makes her way toward "the kingdom where nobody dies" by being rather ingeniously resilient, completely predictable and frustrating, punished and punishing. She's 18, again and still.


Dreamgirls (2006) [14.Dec.06]
Kinsey (2004) [17.May.05]
Kinsey (2004) [18.Nov.04]

Blogs

Friday, November 16 2012

The End of an Irri-tation: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'

(It all) adds up to a movie of limited pleasures and lengthy miseries... and when combined with Part 1, it's an endurance test that few outside the faithful could even pass.


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