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'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [9.Jul.14]
'Ramrod' Is a Western of Doubles
Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity. [9.Jul.14]
The Groundbreaking Wonderfulness of 'I Spy'
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry. [8.Jul.14]
A Tree Grows in Stoningham: 'All That Heaven Allows'
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [7.Jul.14]
Howard Hawks and John Wayne Defined a Genre with 'Red River'
It’s nearly impossible to not get roped in by the easy banter of the dialogue, the epic drama, and the luminous images of this quintessential Western. [2.Jul.14]
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For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry. [07.Jul.14]
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [06.Jul.14]
It’s nearly impossible to not get roped in by the easy banter of the dialogue, the epic drama, and the luminous images of this quintessential Western. [01.Jul.14]
Despite being set in London's Swinging Sixties, Up the Junction comes across just as apropos of America's here and now. [01.Jul.14]
These adventurous women only wear some kind of underwear or nightie in front of the windows for that funny little peeping tom across the courtyard. [30.Jun.14]
Dino Risi is able to turn this odd couple’s story into a film that’s socially and emotionally intelligent -- and entertaining. [30.Jun.14]
Tony Randall comes across like a star for the little screen overwhelmed by the Big Screen, a Felix Unger-type trying out unsuccessfully for Her Majesty’s Service. [29.Jun.14]
Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution. [27.Jun.14]
This is apparently the first major Hollywood film to have no director credit, because nobody wanted to claim it. Yet it deserves reconsideration. [26.Jun.14]
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Capital offers a savage critique of capitalism and the banking industry, but it fails to imagine its ability to sustain its inhumane and self-destructive practices. [29.Jun.14]
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