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Reviews

Wednesday, April 2 2014

'Saving Mr. Banks' Comes with a Perfect Spoonful of Charm

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are a joy to watch in Saving Mr. Banks, a sweet but worthwhile Disney film about the making of Mary Poppins.


Friday, December 13 2013

On 'Saving Mr. Banks' and Melting Another Ice Queen

P.L. Travers would have hated this charming revisionist tearjerker, but then she didn’t think her Mary Poppins should have been a musical.


Sunday, April 11 2010

The Blind Side

This is, among other things, a funny, moving, unpretentious, and well executed movie that has something to say about stepping out of your comfort zone and making a difference.


Thursday, November 19 2009

The Blind Side

The pile-on of big emotional moments, accompanied by big music, is overwhelming. This is a movie demanding to be loved.


Tuesday, September 28 2004

The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.


The Alamo (2004) [7.Apr.04]
The Rookie (2002) [28.Mar.02]

News

Monday, January 6 2014

Six Top Directors Discuss How Memorable Moviemaking Is Often the Result of Learning from Mistakes

They are among the season’s most acclaimed directors. But if you ask the six filmmakers who participated in The Envelope’s fifth annual Directors


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