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Wednesday, January 23 2013

The Worst Films of 2012

When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 17 2012

Quoth the Poet, Please No More: 'The Raven'

It's impossible to imagine Edgar Allan Poe's reaction to The Raven, a film too far removed from the great author's stories to be at all connected to the man himself.


Friday, April 27 2012

'The Raven': Poe's Last Hours, Actionated

The movie doesn't get at, not even nearly, how Edgar Allan Poe's dilemma is complicated by the vexing pleasures of crass entertainments.


Tuesday, November 24 2009

Ninja Assassin

All the bloody splatting and fast editing mean that it doesn't matter what's real or not real in Ninja Assassin.


Tuesday, August 1 2006

V for Vendetta (2006)

"He's a pretty complex man," says Hugo Weaving of V. "He's been imprisoned and tortured and abused mentally and physically... and then burnt in fire."


Thursday, March 16 2006

V for Vendetta (2006)

The Natalie Portman film is an earnestly angry, vaguely philosophical, but ultimately generic action movie.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 25 2009

'Ninja' Is a Blood-Splattered Geek Show

They are known as "gorehounds" - genre film fans who enjoy the life-fluid lasciviousness of movies drenched in blood and guts. For this discerning demographic,


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