Michael Apted
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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


'Gorky Park' Is a Cold War Film That Avoids National Stereotypes
22 Oct 2014 // 8:10 PM

This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features".

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Steers Off-Course
18 Apr 2011 // 3:58 PM

This is swashbuckling fun, but C.S. Lewis's original story seems to have been lost at sea.


'56 Up': Lives as TV, Back on TV
14 Oct 2013 // 3:43 AM

This remarkable documentary series has offered glimpses of its subjects' experiences, versions of reality constructed and set into a complex dialogue with their viewers.

Getting on With It in ’56 Up’
23 Jan 2013 // 1:00 AM

In the eighth installment of Michael Apted’s epochal documentary series, his aging participants (one of cinema’s greatest assemblage of living characters) provide not just a telescope into the past but also a kind of primer for how to live, even as the specter of mortality starts to cast its shadow.


'56 Up': Lives as TV, Back on TV 14 Oct 2013 // 3:43 AM

//Mixed media

Learning the Barbarian in 'Conan Exiles'

// Moving Pixels

"There's no one better than a barbarian to teach you how to become civilized.

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