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Review: Morning Glory
Rachel McAdams gets perky
Rachel McAdams gets perky
| November 12, 2010
A Soviet submarine finally meets its demise
Out on Allens Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island is finally saying goodbye to the Cold War.
| April 30, 2010
Review: Extraordinary Measures
Most parents would go to great lengths to save a child in peril, but would they find a cure for a terminal disease?
The business of who lives and who dies
| January 29, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
| July 10, 2009
Review: Crossing Over
Wayne Kramer's immigration melodrama fits into the glibly schematic, socially conscious multi-narrative niche usually filled by Paul Haggis.
Slickly political, while still offering hugs and tears and gratuitous nudity.
| March 11, 2009
Review: Beaches of Agnès
Agnes Varda settles into her 80s as cinema's version of Montaigne.
Floatsam and jetsam
| March 10, 2009
A few inches have been lost.
| September 17, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
| May 30, 2008
Looking back on a time when action sequences unfolded without the currently fashionable veil of rapid editing and CGI.
Getting an Indy history lesson on DVD
| May 22, 2008
You can’t say they don’t warn you.
Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
| May 20, 2008
| May 01, 2008
April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
| April 01, 2008
Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
| March 10, 2008
| March 03, 2008
| January 31, 2008
| December 31, 2007
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Neither the dick nor the dancer is entirely “human,” but that’s the clever conceit of Ridley Scott’s dystopian vision of 2019 Los Angeles.
A cohesive revision from Ridley Scott
| November 14, 2007
He’s spent his career as a biologist classifying living things, but E.O. Wilson is hard to categorize.
| November 06, 2007
Cinema of Shadows
It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is every film is about the war?
| June 06, 2007
The future of an illusion
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
| November 15, 2006
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Philip K. Dick saw into the future, man, the FUTURE. Scanner brained: Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly . By Peter Keough A slacker darkly: Why Dick likes Dick. By Peter Keough
Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master
| July 05, 2006
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
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Until a few years ago, Tom Hubbard didn't put much stock in penis enlargement.
Why penis enlargement is poised to become the next big thing
| March 27, 2006
You could trace a history of American anxiety through the bad guys Harrison Ford has had to fight to protect his on-screen family: industrialization in The Mosquito Coast (1987), the IRA in Patriot Games (1992), Russian terrorists in Air Force One (1
| February 09, 2006
"It’s like Christmas in August," gushed the vice-president of development at the Cartoon Network last summer, describing the large box packed with Mattel toys that had just been delivered to his LA office.
Puffy AmiYumi and the art of virtual stardom
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| January 13, 2006
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