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Short Take: Snow White and the Huntsman

Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Hers is not the old clichéd path towards romance, but the new clichéd path towards becoming a kickass girl warrior.
Not the old clichés
By  |  June 02, 2012
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Review: Mirror Mirror

Had Tarsem Singh given his dwarves names that described his film they might be: Ugly, Creepy, Murky, Listless, Pathological, Sadistic, and Inane.
The least magical adaptation of a fairy tale ever made
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012

Shrek the Musical charms at PPAC

Talk about your franchises.
'Toon time
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 06, 2012
A Heroic Life

Review: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

In this tour de force biopic, cartoonist-filmmaker Joann Sfar uses darkly comic fairy tale elements to illustrate Gainsbourg's creative process.
The life of Serge Gainsbourg
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 28, 2011
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In his new graphic novel, Craig Thompson wins an argument with God

This book is a gorgeous object; to make it, Thompson apparently covered himself in honey and rolled around in a thousand years of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art, and the result is breathtaking — the amount of ink expended on one resplendent panel aft
Illuminated manuscript
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: One Day

Following her stunning coming-of-age tale, An Education, Danish director Lone Scherfig returns to London for this adaptation of the bestselling novel about a love that spans 20 years.
A love that spans 20 years
By PEG ALOI  |  August 19, 2011


Review: Red Riding Hood

Sexy fairy tale adaptation with a bite
Sexy fairy tale adaptation with a bite
By PEG ALOI  |  March 11, 2011

Review: Beastly

The best part of this benighted version of Beauty and the Beast is the filigreed network of slashes, tattoos, and metalwork that class witch Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen as Gary Oldman in Dracula) inflicts on high-school pretty boy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer).
Soppy farce is neither beautiful nor bestial
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011

Review: Center Stage's charming Cinderella

Shiny and sparkly as it is, the fairy tale Cinderella will always be appealing. Most would say that's because our little girls and boys need hope in a discouraging world; others might suggest that the cruel world needs help teaching girls and boys pas
Once upon a time
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2010

Hearts of glass

In Ali Shaw’s debut novel, death by glass becomes a star-crossed love story in the vein of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale — a tragedy that strips away its isolated characters’ fears and defenses and reveals their bravery.
Ali Shaw’s modern fairy tale
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 09, 2010

Old school

Back in 1928, a Providence Journal headline dubbed painter Hezekiah Anthony Dyer a "militant anti-Modernist." Modern art was just about showing off, he said.
Dyer's thing was watercolors and gouaches of romantic fairy tale country cottages, snowy mountain lakes, and ruins of old stone arches and doorways.
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009