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Features

Sunday, May 2 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - May

May blasts the summer season off with two mega-movies, Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood, while offering up yet more Shrek and Sex and the City.


Thursday, April 3 2008

Beyond Love: The Wisdom of Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez knew that love, like cholera, strikes unexpectedly, renders the body powerless, and is blind to class or race.


Reviews

Friday, May 28 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia revisits the formula whereby a black supporting player is willing to sacrifice himself for the righteous white-identified cause.


Thursday, November 15 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera

Fermina remains a cipher, an object in Juvenal's possession and of Florentino's endless affection without an emotional life of her own.


Thursday, November 17 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.


Wednesday, July 6 2005

The Good Father (1985)

Within minutes of its start, Mike Newell's The Good Father has thus established Bill's rage.


Sunday, March 14 2004

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Berkley-educated, Katherine is a 'forward thinker,' a 'bohemian' who believes that education opens doors.


Blogs

Monday, November 15 2010

Pottering Around

The Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film franchises are revered by millions. Harry Potter? Not so much. The question, of course, is 'why?'


Monday, September 20 2010

'Prince of Persia' (Blu-ray): Royal Flash...and Flush

While Newell does do a great job of giving us a cursory establishment of the relationships...and a basic goal-oriented conceit, there's just not enough happening between the battles.


Friday, May 28 2010

'Prince of Persia': Parkour for Mummies

When it sticks with the stunts, when it focuses on the fighting and the various fisticuffs, all is right with the summer cinema season.


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