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Harrison Ford Reminds You Why You Like Movies in 'The Age of Adaline'
Harrison Ford's performance in this film about a woman who doesn't age foregrounds the consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other, and how both affect imaginative horizons. [24.Apr.15]
Russell Crowe's War Drama 'The Water Diviner' Is Awards Season Sap
Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic. [24.Apr.15]
'Cries and Whispers' Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement. [24.Apr.15]
By Confusing Religion With Reality, 'Little Boy' Fails Its Faith-Based Foundation
Because it is unsure whether it wants to push the Bible or a little boy's wavering faith, Little Boy ends up giving us neither. [24.Apr.15]
'Montage of Heck' Reveals Unseen Sides of Kurt Cobain
By August Brown
Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. [24.Apr.15]
Reviews
Harrison Ford's performance in this film about a woman who doesn't age foregrounds the consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other, and how both affect imaginative horizons. [24.Apr.15]
Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic. [24.Apr.15]
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement. [23.Apr.15]
Because it is unsure whether it wants to push the Bible or a little boy's wavering faith, Little Boy ends up giving us neither. [24.Apr.15]
By Judy Hur
Any potentially forward-thinking ideas Helicopter Mom has are drowned out in the labels the film puts on itself. [23.Apr.15]
Criterion's new restoration of Harold Lloyd's Speedy was screened with a live score accompaniment from turntablist Z-Trip at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. [23.Apr.15]
Mixed Media
News
Features
By Paul Gibbins
All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory. [19.Apr.15]
By Mark Palermo
The Left is veering uncomfortably close to the Right in its half-informed demonization of individuals and artworks, as response to Get Hard illustrates. [01.Apr.15]
Columns
The Next Reel
Not even the combined might of Superman, Batman, Predator and James Bond can save their respective series from sinking like an ocean liner into the Bay of Pigs! [20.Apr.15]
Themenastics
Boyhood sets itself the daunting task of reflecting the breadth of a human adolescence, but it instead reveals that it is in life's minutia that we find the most meaning. [16.Apr.15]
From The Blogs
This past week, two trailers dropped for a pair of the most highly anticipated films of the next year. In the end, only one truly triumphed. [22.Apr.15]
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