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David Slade

Features

Monday, May 3 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - June

After May's gangbusters' start, June settles down with The A-Team, Toy Story 3, and more Twilight.


Columns

Tuesday, August 31 2010

'Eclipse': A Sort of Romantic Kind of Fairytale

When I saw Eclipse, a gaggle of teenage girls behind me giggled, gasped and squealed their way through most of the film. Each time their hysteria erupted, it happened during a romantic scene.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 29 2012

'Awake' Rejects the Psychobabble of Closure

What makes Awake look like the thinking person's must-see TV is its subtle execution of a plethora of open-ended narratives.


Monday, December 6 2010

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse': Bad Vampire, Bad Werewolf, Bad, Bad, Bad

The Twilight films aren't actually trying to be clever – we are trying to make them seem clever.


Tuesday, June 29 2010

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Is All About Bella's Passivity

The Twilight saga depends on Bella not deciding, not resolving, and above all, not moving on.


Thursday, October 18 2007

30 Days of Night

The most impressive effect in 30 Days of Night is Danny Huston's haircut.


Sunday, April 16 2006

Hard Candy (2005)

David Slade's film is discomforting, pressing at collective nerves exposed by any number of recent 'investigative reports' on child predators.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 30 2010

A Twi-Haters Guide to Twilight: Part 3 - Finally, a Film That Easily 'Eclipses' the First Two

While it may seem like arguing gradients of garbage, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the closest movie so far to finding whatever potential lies inside Stephenie Meyer's otherwise trite terror romance.


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