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Features

Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Columns

Thursday, November 20 2008

Cut to the Whatever

Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace slices away nearly every element of the old Bond, and leaves nothing in its place.


Reviews

Friday, June 21 2013

Want to Live? Better Keep Moving: 'World War Z'

Gerry is an implausible figure, low-key and soulful, vulnerable and repeatedly penetrable, but also unkillable. He sees what others don't, he acts when he must, and he knows what the plot needs him to know.


Sunday, September 25 2011

'Machine Gun Preacher' Can't Stop Simplifying

That Sam's heroism is set in Sudan, where he's repeatedly surrounded by frightened black children and freedom fighters looking for organization, is only the first problem in Machine Gun Preacher.


Thursday, November 13 2008

Quantum of Solace

Bond (Daniel Craig) seems done in by the notion that M is indeed his maternal superior, and so he must please her, or at least pretend that he's playing by rules that he and she and all the rest of us know he disrespects from jump.


Sunday, March 23 2008

The Kite Runner

This is a sensitive, kind adaptation of a well-loved book, and the DVD has well-crafted features that help extend the message of what is essential to human existence: hope.


Thursday, December 13 2007

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner shows that even if Baba could make his boy perfectly courageous and honest, outside forces inevitably affect even the most careful plans for the future.


Blogs

Monday, June 24 2013

'World War' Wrong

By getting rid of what author Max Brooks begat, 'World War Z' -- the movie -- made a major mistake. It literally removed the zombie threat from a film about zombies.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Bonding

He's that old friend we hardly recognize anymore, that middle aged idol that's, apparently, going through a bit of a creative and cultural crisis. Granted,


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