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

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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