Kenneth Branagh
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Reviews // 8 Articles
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News // 3 Articles
//Features

The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 6:23 AM

What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.

I'm Starting to Root for This Guy: Branagh's 'Thor' As Rachmaninov's Second
4 May 2011 // 10:28 PM

Kenneth Branagh's Thor really is Hamlet. Larger than life, but withdrawn and meditative. It's Joseph Conrad to the kind of immersive action hero trope that has spawned thousands of Chuck Norris jokes.

//Reviews

'Cinderella' Is All Eye Candy and Empty Entertainment Calories
13 Mar 2015 // 4:16 AM

The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.

It's a Post-9/11 Jack Ryan in 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
17 Jan 2014 // 5:00 AM

This is a spy movie where everyone knows what everyone else is doing, but still, they all go through motions as if they don't.

//Blogs

Sound and Fury: 'Thor'
4 May 2011 // 10:20 PM

When it's required to be serious, it stays somber. When it has to explode across the screen, Thor soars.

'Much Ado' About the Two Kenneth Branaghs
19 Apr 2011 // 6:54 AM

(Much Ado About Nothing is) perhaps the best, breeziest adaptation of all of Shakespeare's works - warts and all.

//News

Taking a ripping adventure with Thor
3 May 2011 // 4:30 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. — The day's light was fading, but the cast and crew of "Thor" were making good headway on a battle scene — a

Michael Caine turns the tables in 'Sleuth' remake
17 Oct 2007 // 9:57 PM

NEW YORK -- When it comes to movies, the mark of Caine -- British star Sir Michael Caine -- states that any producer who doesn't

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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