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Taylor Lautner plays characters with mysterious origins and makes them boring.
Beautiful but boring
| September 30, 2011
Review: The Tempest
There are so many ways to stage The Tempest. Shakespeare's last and strangest play can be a meditation on aging, an exploration of S&M power dynamics, a critique of Western imperialism.
Taymor fails to cast a spell
| December 17, 2010
Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
A version of the title episode from Fantasia (1940) doesn't appear in Jon Turteltaub's plodding potboiler until two-thirds of the way through, but by that point, so many other blockbusters have been plagiarized, I was surprised that (SPOILER!) the St
Cage can't redeem this one
| July 16, 2010
Review: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
This, the most artistically successful video game-to-screen translation yet (which isn’t saying much), could have used more of its own magical Sands of Time, which endow the possessor with time-rewinding, mistake-correcting powers.
Acrobatic loner thrust into the arms of a princess
| June 04, 2010
Interview: Lone Scherfig
Born in Denmark in 1959, Lone Scherfig first gained international attention in 2000 with Italian for Beginners, a charming little film that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. A couple of years later, she followed up with Wilbur Wants t
An Educated Lady
| November 13, 2009
Review: An Education
Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
| October 16, 2009
Nothing Like the Holidays
Alfredo De Villa's uneven regifting of Home for the Holidays wraps up a Latin family Christmas in familiar paper and bows.
A fruitcake is a fruitcake is a fruitcake
| December 11, 2008
Somehow I missed out on the whole Lego video-game universe.
Indiana Jones goes Lego
| June 24, 2008
It may be in Little Rhody, but the 11th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in New England.
The 11th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
| July 31, 2007
Con but not forgotten
The traditional Hollywood bio-pic reduces a famous life to a couple of platitudes, a two-hour narrative, a big-name star, and a few Oscars.
The Hoax pushes Hughes goods
| April 03, 2007
That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
| May 19, 2006
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