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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Is Almost Lightining in a Bottle
Is two-thirds of a decent Sin City sequel enough? After nine years of waiting, almost. [22.Aug.14]
Our Protagonist Is a Passenger of Clichés in 'If I Stay'
This film urges you to believe that the protagonist is as special as anyone at the center of a YA saga, which is to say, so very special. [22.Aug.14]
'Are You Here?' If So, I Feel Sorry for You...
This is a horribly unfunny comedy by someone celebrated for reinventing the TV drama. [22.Aug.14]
'When the Game Stands Tall': Faith-Based High School Football
It's hard to think of a scene in this movie you haven't seen in another movie. Following the inevitable crisis, Coach returns to coaching. The boys return to game time. The announcers go back to announcing. The smallest player is inspiring. [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]
Reviews
It's hard to think of a scene in this movie you haven't seen in another movie. Following the inevitable crisis, Coach returns to coaching. The boys return to game time. The announcers go back to announcing. The smallest player is inspiring. [22.Aug.14]
This film urges you to believe that the protagonist is as special as anyone at the center of a YA saga, which is to say, so very special. [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]
Daniel Dencik's film helps you to look at the Earth, so majestic, so superb, and to want more than ever to be aware. [21.Aug.14]
DVD Reviews
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]
Mixed Media
News
By Steven Zeitchik
The last year of Robin Williams’ professional life was a microcosm of his larger career — a mix of independent drama, animated voice work, studio comedy and even a TV sitcom. [15.Aug.14]
Features
By Pamela Monk
Movies create iconic, mythical teacher figures who, in two or so hours, do both more harm and more good than any actual human could achieve in a lifetime. [20.Aug.14]
Like the book that inspired it, Radio Free Albemuth works as a vindicating love letter to spiritual seekers who feel that humanity is capable of more than the Orwellian rat race of the modern era. [19.Aug.14]
Columns
The Next Reel
After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory? [10.Aug.14]
On Principle
By grounding the violence of his barely veiled speculative fiction in the here-and-now, James DeMonaco risks inciting an audience beyond the walls of the cinema. [06.Aug.14]
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