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Features

Monday, June 4 2012

The Lucky One: Hollywood’s Changing Perspective on War

Could The Lucky One have been made in 1975 about Vietnam?


Wednesday, May 2 2007

Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 4 2012

'The Lucky One' Gives Us a Recuperative History of the Iraq War

Taylor Schilling (as Beth, one of the many titular "lucky ones") may prance about in short shorts, but she competes with the sultry dangle of the weeping willows and the spectacular flirtation of the real estate and the roses.


Thursday, April 19 2012

'The Lucky One' Is Exactly What You Expect

Logan suggests that the smallest change can lead to "a future you never imagined." Unless.... you're in a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, in which case that future is utterly predictable.


Thursday, October 15 2009

The Boys Are Back

Beyond its tired inept father gag, The Boys Are Back displays an attitude towards women is unsettling.


Sunday, June 7 2009

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Hicks finds a good fit between the life and work of Philip Glass and his own intelligence and restraint as a filmmaker.


Thursday, July 26 2007

No Reservations (2007)

That No Reservations can't imagine an alternative life for Kate makes all the energetic food-loving seem a little sad -- more sublimation than revelation.


News

Wednesday, August 1 2007

When a film is remade in the U.S.A.

Catherine Zeta-Jones dons a crisp white apron, cinches it around her waist, and gets busy cooking up asparagus terrine, quail with truffle sauce, blood-red entrecote,


Wednesday, July 25 2007

Zeta-Jones and Eckhart dish about 'No Reservations'

"Though there are times," she laughs, "when I just ... can't ... help but steal that last chicken nugget off their plate."


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