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Columns

Tuesday, March 4 2008

Standing by Stephen King

Childhood and the end of innocence are vividly portrayed in Stephen King's novella The Body, and Rob Reiner's excellent interpretation, Stand by Me.


Reviews

Thursday, March 24 2011

Both Nostalgia and Darkness are at Hand in 'Stand by Me'

Stand by Me came smack in the middle of Rob Reiner's '80s renaissance, a remarkable run through comedies in a variety of keys.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

'Flipped' Off

Though it wants to be all sunshine and rainbows, Rob Reiner's latest left this viewer angry enough to flip it the bird.


Wednesday, April 1 2009

The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.


Tuesday, August 5 2008

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.


Wednesday, December 26 2007

The Bucket List

The Bucket List is the sort of movie you can watch in your sleep.


Blogs

Friday, July 25 2014

'And So It Goes'... Right Down the Drain

Rob Reiner fuels this old hat hokum with below-grade over-earnestness.


Wednesday, June 9 2010

'Flipped': Rob Reiner's Triumphant, Nostalgic Return (trailer)

After some questionable career moves (Rumor Has It..., anyone?), Reiner seems to have found his footing again in this tale of childhood romance.


News

Friday, August 6 2010

'Flipped' director Rob Reiner stands by his accessible brand of filmmaking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Somewhere, Archie Bunker is smirking. "I get 'Meatheaded' pretty close to once a day," Rob Reiner said of the scornful name given his


Tuesday, January 1 2008

Jack of all trades: Nicholson stars as a dying man

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Big Jack," as Jack Nicholson calls his mischievous, Cheshire Cat-grinning, eyebrow-raising, L.A. Lakers-cheering public alter-ego, is sitting on the coffee


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