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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: Bright Star
"Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art." That's the first line of a sonnet that John Keats did or did not write for Fanny Brawne, who was in either case the love of his brief life.
Jane Campion does Keats — sort of
| September 25, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
“Excuse me, Mr. Waugh, did you see the new movie version of Brideshead Revisited ?”
The 2008 version goes its own way
| July 23, 2008
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
| November 20, 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
How to distill the essence of Tom (Lola rennt) Tykwer’s handsome rendition of Patrick Süskind’s morbidly satirical 1985 novel about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an unloved serial murderer/parfumier possessed of a preternatural olfactory sense, without bei
Distilling Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
| January 03, 2007
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