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The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Where Has the "Amazing" Gone?: Hubris Overturning Noir in Spidey's Origin
18 Jul 2012 // 4:20 AM
Like it or not, something's missing from Marc Webb's cinematic reimagining of the Amazing Spider-Man, the exact piece that makes Spider-Man, Spider-Man…
A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs
27 Jan 2010 // 3:59 PM
Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': Emocore Superhero
2 May 2014 // 4:00 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a pulpy and mostly winning combination of spandexed superheroics and the complicated yearnings of young romance.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' is Corporate Regeneration
2 Jul 2012 // 2:35 AM
The Amazing Spider-Man simplifies the well-known story's struggle between science and myth.
2 Much 2 Soon? 'The Amazing Spider-man 2'
29 Apr 2014 // 6:08 AM
When it works, it's a wonder. When it doesn't, the atmosphere of interference is obvious.
Man vs. Boy: Separating the Two Spideys
4 Jul 2012 // 3:00 AM
The core concepts may be the same, but this update on the character is not a remake of Raimi's original. It's its own unique vision, one apparently unable to be seen by some.
'(500) Days' director creates a romantic comedy with chemistry you can dance to
24 Jul 2009 // 2:14 AM
First-time filmmaker Marc Webb didn't like romantic comedies. And then he fell in love — with a script. Webb, a Wisconsin native with a background in