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Knots Untie and Tie Again in 'Boardwalk Empire: Season Four'
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup. [22.Aug.14]
Disney's 'Tarzan' Is a Visual Thrill Ride
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made. [22.Aug.14]
'Transcendence' Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice. [21.Aug.14]
'Ginger Snaps' Is Freshly Female-Centric Horror
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult. [21.Aug.14]
'Good Sam' Is Anything But a Feel-Good HIt
Good Sam juxtaposes the reality its characters live in with a sort of Shirley Temple optimism. [21.Aug.14]
DVD Reviews
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup. [22.Aug.14]
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made. [21.Aug.14]
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice. [21.Aug.14]
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult. [20.Aug.14]
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe. [20.Aug.14]
For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones. [19.Aug.14]
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics. [18.Aug.14]
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master. [17.Aug.14]
The Face of Love is a case of a compelling story that ended up in the wrong movie. [14.Aug.14]
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers tries to do too much, and in its efforts to be action-packed, funny, contemporary, and still tell a classic story, it becomes muddled. [13.Aug.14]
Columns
Canon Fodder
In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will. [04.Aug.14]
Short Ends & Leader
Home video companies such as Kino Lorber, the Criterion Collection, and Flicker Alley have been instrumental in meeting the changing methods of distributing silent film. [28.Jul.14]
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