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Review: Showtime’s The Borgias
The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
| April 06, 2012
Review: Margin Call
The financial crisis of 2008 awaits its Social Network; until then we have Margin Call, which zaps its credibility from the get-go when a downsized risk analyst (Stanley Tucci) openly passes a flash drive to an underling (Zachary Quinto) as he's escorte
| October 21, 2011
Review: The Lion King inspires at PPAC
The Lion King is roaring at the Providence Performing Arts Center through February 20, and the theatergoing denizens of this urban jungle are happy.
A roaring success
| February 11, 2011
Love might be awarded at this year's Sundance Festival, but anger holds sway
When you step back from Sundance 2011 and its 110 films that hit the dozen screens over the 10 days ending January 30, what you come away with is the year of Angry Men.
Hope and fury
| February 04, 2011
From its shaky start, you’d think Appaloosa a first-time effort, but director/star Ed Harris already has Pollock to his credit.
A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven
| October 02, 2008
A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven , it plumbs the gray areas in black-and-white frontier justice.
Unexpected and rewarding despite conventional scenarios
| September 09, 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
The novel and the Granada TV adaptation
| July 23, 2008
Glee and venom
Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
| May 08, 2007
“Into the sky to win or die,” proclaims an elfin-faced boy as he mounts a dragon to do battle against the forces of a tyrannical king. Watch the trailer for Eragon (QuickTime)
Lord of the Rings wanna-be
| December 20, 2006
World without end
By the time it got to the anthropomorphic bunnies acting out a sit-com to a laugh track (or are they donkeys? subscribe to www.davidlynch.com to learn more), I knew that Inland Empire was David Lynch at his most seductive and a film I’d be thinking a
David Lynch’s dark and fertile film
| December 07, 2006
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