Tuesday, November 12 2013
Much of the thrill of watching The Lone Ranger comes from its death-defying ability not to fall.
Sunday, January 22 2012
2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.
Monday, April 30 2007
Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.
Thursday, December 19 2013
Depp riffs on Buster Keaton, performing ridiculous feats of derring-do (including riding a horse through a train, which Verbinski makes look about as believable as possible), and train cars hurtle past each other with perfect timing.
Wednesday, July 3 2013
All of the stories that come together in The Lone Ranger are the bits and revisions of the same story, and the most terrifying aspect of these centuries of self-mythologizing is the capacity to absorb and recycle, to own and reframe.
Thursday, July 14 2011
While it works entirely as a family film, kids are not the primary target audience of Rango.
Thursday, March 3 2011
It's not surprising that Rango learns the value of selflessness. But it's a kick that he does so through adventures so plainly referencing movies -- good movies.
Wednesday, May 23 2007
In the just-in-time for Memorial Day weekend Pirates sequel, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) pursues pleasure with the sort of determination usually associated with moviegoers.
Friday, December 20 2013
Everyone was wrong when they tagged this Summer of 2013 entry a "bomb." Instead, it's a sorely misunderstood work of warped genius.
Monday, July 8 2013
Films fail for a number of reasons. Trying to repeat the unrepeatable is one of them.
Monday, July 1 2013
While this new Lone Ranger is no masterpiece, it's also one of the most inventive and insane movies of the Summer 2013 season.
Friday, April 15 2011
Rio is mindless. Rango is a masterpiece. Rango reminds one of how special animation can be.
Thursday, May 24 2007
Tia Dalma, the sultry, scary, tattooed voodoo priestess, played a pivotal role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. But her part is vastly