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Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Thursday, February 28 2013

The Magic Beans and Motherless Children of 'Jack the Giant Slayer'

Like the motherless children, this film's plot detail is not surprising, but it does reinforce very basic presumptions, including the idea that good and bad are easy to see.

Tuesday, May 19 2009


Filmmakers were denied access to certain sites due to Cruise's affiliation with Scientology, which the German government regards as a dangerous sect or cult.

Monday, December 22 2008


Valkyrie's forward motion is stalled repeatedly by hyperbolically symbolic images, which also undercut some nuanced performances.

Tuesday, June 27 2006

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.

Sunday, November 30 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

X-Men (2000) [31.Dec.94]


Friday, March 1 2013

As Empty Spectacles Go, 'Jack' is Just OK

Everything about Jack the Giant Slayer seems slick and self-serving - and empty.

Wednesday, May 25 2011

'The Usual Suspects' Remains a Writer's Revelation

The motion picture marketplace rarely defends the author. In this case, the scribe wins.

Tuesday, December 23 2008

Suspense is 'Valkyrie''s Saving Grace

World War II remains the ultimate cinematic backdrop for elements both within and outside the conflict's control. On the one hand, there are so many


Thursday, December 18 2008

'Valkyrie' director says he tried to depict history as an old-fashioned thriller

Filmmaker and World War II buff Bryan Singer read of the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and the first thought to cross his mind was

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