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  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Rock -- formerly known as Flex Kavana and, a bit later, as Rocky Maivia -- was a practicing actor long before he turned to movies and started taking down $12 million paychecks. The happily deluded throngs who used to watch him lay signature mo...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing the harmonic structure of serious music, he is getting his head seriously shrunk by Sigmund Freud. Ar...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    When the clueless U.S. men's soccer team got dumped in the first round of the World Cup last month, American sports fans generally shrugged and went about their business. Aside from its popularity among millions of suburban schoolchildren, what mo...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    For 35 years, Woody Allen was a long shot to stray into the Bronx or Staten Island -- much less the alien reaches of London, England. The creator of Manhattan has always been joined to his chosen borough like pastrami on rye, so when he ventured a...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    About three quarters of the way through Waist Deep, the hero of the piece -- an indestructible ex-convict who calls himself O2 (2 Fast 2 Furious star Tyrese Gibson) -- peers out through the swirling smoke and the bloody mayhem of an urban killing ...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's clear by now that British director James Marsh regards America as a vaguely amusing madhouse -- a reliably primitive, thoroughly benighted backwater infested with dangerous grotesques. He is, after all, the fellow who gave us the supercilious...