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Thursday, September 27 2012

'Last Resort': Into the Heart of Something

Last Resort’s rudimentary entertainment derives almost wholly from Martin Campbell’s direction. He uses shot size and framing to amp up the meaning of dialogue, and as often pulls back from a moment of tension as he zooms in.


Monday, November 7 2011

'Green Lantern': Wherein Comic Book Mythos Meets Complete Cultural Insouciance

Maybe all you need to know about this movie is that, in the heart of a deep recession, the Lantern uses a giant green fist to beat up some guys who just lost their jobs.


Thursday, June 16 2011

'Green Lantern': The Way a Child Sees the World

Compared to Green Lantern's many other problems -- including cheesy CGI, simplistic hero, and decidedly un-awesome aliens -- its treatment of its girls, ranging from a naked sex toy to a pilot to a research scientist, is most exasperating and yes, childlike.


Tuesday, May 25 2010

Mel is Back and Still Wants Vengeance

Can Mel Gibson's return in The Edge of Darkness trump Taken? It shouldn't have to try.


Thursday, January 28 2010

Edge of Darkness

Tommy Craven (Mel Gibson) is mad. You know because he furrows his brow, stares into space, slams bad guys through walls, and shoots at oncoming cars without even thinking of ducking.


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