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Peter Weir

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Tuesday, July 15 2014

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' Is Elliptic and Suggestive

Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock, now in a sterling Criterion edition, remains lovely to look at and difficult to fully comprehend.


Tuesday, September 13 2005

Witness: Special Collector's Edition (1985)

Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.


Monday, August 22 2005

The Truman Show: Special Edition (1998)

You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.


Sunday, April 25 2004

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.


Wednesday, November 12 2003

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When Master and Commander allows for deviance from such straight-ahead expectations, it is more interesting than when it heaves ho for the thrill-kill.


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