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Richard Curtis

Reviews

Friday, November 1 2013

'About Time' Transcends Generic Constraints

About Time takes up themes beyond the typical boy-meets-girl story, looking also at father-son relations and the sense of loss that is mandated by passing time.


Monday, March 12 2012

Michelle Williams is Extraordinary As the Most Famous Movie Icon in History: 'My Week with Marilyn'

Michelle Williams, who is a beloved princess of independent cinema, seems to be the only one who truly understands that Marilyn was someone that no one could really own.


Tuesday, April 13 2010

Pirate Radio

No movie in recent memory has benefitted more from its release on DVD — with its accompanying deleted scenes — than Pirate Radio.


Thursday, November 12 2009

Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio leaves out any mention of the usual historical and cultural background, say, sex as a potential means of mixing races and classes.


Wednesday, November 12 2003

Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.


Blogs

Friday, November 13 2009

'Pirate Radio' Plots a Unnecessarily Complicated Course

Instead of being the kind of bracing, insightful docudrama that sheds light on a subject few outside the UK know about, what we wind up with is a bloated effort that tries to be everything to everyone -- coming of age comedy, pop art period piece, political satire, crafty character study, ensemble romp, and/or hilarious history lesson.


Sunday, October 11 2009

Pirate Radio dir. Richard Curtis (trailer)

It's always cool to poke fun at the government, especially at their most frivolous. Pirate Radio, directed by Richard Curtis, follows the antics of eight


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