What's amazing to me is how hard some people work at reading political meaning into works that had no such ideas. Just because you can make a case for a metaphorical reading doesn't mean you should.
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Treme, like a well-cooked meal, it reveals its pleasures gradually -- not all in the first bite. This isn't a hot dog -- it's a gumbo, with layers of flavor to surprise, delight and move you.
Why are they making another sequel to two films which, future studies will show, can cause brain damage to anyone who watches them? Because adults don't matter to Hollywood.
America (and the world) has spoken: The less-than-mediocre Alice in Wonderland is a hit. Allow me to disagree. Tim Burton is Exhibit A for my unified theory of movies.
Critics are supposed to go into each movie with an open mind. No matter what we think of a particular director or actor or producer - and we all have ...
Things that have been bugging me lately but which aren't worth an entire post:
Why is it that the first thing a 3D film does to establish its, well, ...
I've been asked to weigh in on whether Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds will somehow game the system or benefit from the screwy new best-picture voting process. Here's what I think: I don't care.
My friend Jeffrey Wells recently ran a link to my review of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, which I really liked, on his always interesting website,...
A year later, it's a bittersweet experience watching Amy Rice and Alicia Sams' documentary, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which premieres on Tuesday on HBO.
I have nothing against transgressive cinema; but Antichrist has the feeling of pushing buttons for its own sake, like a child smearing its own feces on a wall. Why does Lars von Trier do it?
It's rare that you see five films in a day at a film festival and hit all good ones. But as I settled in to Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass Monday ...
Sunday in Toronto saw three films back to back that offered powerful, sometimes disturbing ruminations on the idea of family.
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