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Tuesday, May 4 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - July

In July, Christopher Nolan unleashes his eagerly awaited new film Inception, M. Night Shyamalan returns with The Last Airbender and Adrien Brody stars in a Predator remake.


Reviews

Friday, August 15 2014

'The Giver': Another Day, Another YA Dystopia

The Giver is too much like today's other YA dystopias, but without a cool girl at its center.


Sunday, January 2 2011

'Salt': When a Spy Is Just a Spy

Like her male counterparts -- Jason Bourne, James Bond, Ethan Hunt -- and unusually for a character in a Hollywood film, Angelina Jolie's Evelyn Salt ultimately does what she does alone.


Thursday, October 26 2006

Catch a Fire (2006)

Actually, Phillip Noyce's thriller raises a question: how have the South African "terrorists," so deemed by Botha's administration, since become courageous freedom fighters?


Wednesday, February 12 2003

The Quiet American (2002)

That the U.S. imagines itself in the position to take unilateral decisions that affect the rest of the world is as much a function of the nation's founding myths (all that 'city on a hill' business, represented in Pyle's notion that he can save Phuong) as it is its economic might (Pyle's knowledge that he can support Phuong).


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Bone Collector (1999)

The Bone Collector assumes you know the drill, the serial-killer-movie drill. It gives you most everything you need to know during the first four minutes, half of which take up the credits sequence (the credits themselves are, of course, hyper-scratchy and slashy-looking, very post-Seven stylish).


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