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Features

Monday, August 30 2010

Part Two: October 2010

By the look of the calendar -- and this list of titles - it looks like Hollywood is out to investigate the horrors of vampires, demon children, alien invasion, and the most evil entity of all -- Facebook!


Reviews

Tuesday, January 25 2011

'Stone': Great Performances While No One's Looking

Stone is worthwhile less for its storytelling or filmmaking than as a strange, often fascinating acting showcase for this strange, often fascinating trio of actors.


Wednesday, January 3 2007

The Painted Veil (2006)

The Painted Veil uses its narrative limits to make its political case, that privilege breeds ignorance.


Thursday, August 12 2004

We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

We Don't Live Here Anymore gives weight, indirectly, to the kids' belief that their parents form a unit.


Blogs

Friday, October 29 2010

God Works in Mediocre Ways: 'Stone'

With its excess of blatant symbolism and illogical character turns, what could have been a halfway decent exploration of personal ethics turns into a half-assed excuse for entertainment.


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