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'Boyhood' Is the '400 Blows' of Its Era
When coming of age movies are measured years from now, Boyhood will be the benchmark for artistic achievement and cinematic scope. [11.Jul.14]
On Roman Polanski and the Psychosexual Power in 'Venus in Fur'
By Piers Marchant
Polanski's movies tend to be even-handed in their treatment of the sexes, at least in that both male and female characters can be conniving and power-mad. [11.Jul.14]
'Southern Comfort' Is Populated By Tropes
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [11.Jul.14]
Should Film Music Stand Alone?
In evaluating what makes a great film score, writers, composers, and listeners must ask themselves if the function of cinematic music limits the form it has to take. [10.Jul.14]
The Art of Romance in 'They Came Together' and 'Begin Again'
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance. [10.Jul.14]
Reviews
By Piers Marchant
Polanski's movies tend to be even-handed in their treatment of the sexes, at least in that both male and female characters can be conniving and power-mad. [11.Jul.14]
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [10.Jul.14]
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
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]
As it follows Paralympians en route to London 2102, this documentary makes clear the arbitrary dividing line between what's "normal" and what's not. [07.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Randy Lewis
Given the sacrosanct aura that’s developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable… [08.Jul.14]
Features
We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman. [01.Jul.14]
A Summer’s Tale is a rich snapshot of youth and the hopefulness contained in the realization that the world is nothing if not endless possibilities. [30.Jun.14]
Columns
Notes on Celluloid
In evaluating what makes a great film score, writers, composers, and listeners must ask themselves if the function of cinematic music limits the form it has to take. [09.Jul.14]
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
From The Blogs
When coming of age movies are measured years from now, Boyhood will be the benchmark for artistic achievement and cinematic scope. [11.Jul.14]
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