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Review: The Wrath of the Titans
The folks who gave us the bombastic 3D remake of Clash of the Titans unleash Jonathan Liebesman's Wrath , and it's sensational — if you like being stuffed into a trash can and rolled down a hill.
Sword & sandal frenzy
| April 06, 2012
In a line of fascist-style stagings of the Bard from Orson Welles's 1937 black-shirted Julius Caesar to Richard Loncraine's brown-shirted Richard III (1998), Ralph Fiennes sets his lean and hungry take on Shakespeare's tragedy in a mo dern-day war zone,
Filming the Bard
| February 17, 2012
Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
When a movie begins with the Warner Bros. logo crumbling in decay and ends with a defiled grave, you know you've experienced an evening of magic.
Bleak magic: Deathly Hallows lives up to its name
| November 19, 2010
Review: Clash of the Titans
It takes a lot of movie magic to reduce some 3000 years of mythology to piffle. After watching this farrago produced by state-of-the-art 3-D and CGI, I’m all for the return of the oral tradition.
Divine badness reigns
| April 02, 2010
Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
| March 12, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock
Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
| March 05, 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
Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
| July 17, 2009
Review: The Hurt Locker
Now that the troops are pulling out and the war no longer haunts the headlines, maybe people will want to see a film about Iraq — especially since it's one of the best war movies ever made.
Kathryn Bigelow makes her masterpiece
| July 10, 2009
Review: The Reader
It's Christmas, and our thoughts turn toward the Third Reich.
Tiresome and callow
| December 23, 2008
Of myth and men
There is more pageantry than either Stalinism or Stoker in The Communist Dracula Pageant , Anne Washburn’s ambitious jumble of a Romanian-history play now in its world premiere from the American Repertory Theatre.
The ART’s Communist Dracula Pageant ; the Publick’s Faith Healer
| October 28, 2008
There’s nothing like a movie about 18th-century England to make 21st-century Americans feel all smug and morally superior.
A sea of vapidity
| September 23, 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
Mediæval morality play
It’s location, location, location for Martin McDonagh.
In Bruges is a good place to be
| February 06, 2008
The landmark Herodotus: The Histories edited by Robert B. Strassler, translated by Andrea L. Purvis
What do the late Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski and the fictional archeologist Count László de Almásy (played by Ralph Fiennes in the cinematic adaptation of The English Patient ) have in common?
Pantheon | 1024 pages | $45
| December 03, 2007
Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
| July 10, 2007
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
The White Countess
Bob Fosse’s idea that life is a cabaret is taken up by James Ivory’s film, though with little of Fosse’s verve and genius.
BY PETER KEOUGH
| January 18, 2006
New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006
The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
| January 18, 2006
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