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  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Place Beyond the Pines opens with a close-up of Ryan Gosling's chiseled abdomen — surely one of the more salable quantities in movies today — and heavy breathing on the soundtrack (or was that just the person next to me in the scre...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun" goes Jean-Luc Godard's quip. Add to that a few more girls and their bikinis and you have the rough formula for Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, which looks like the most expensive Girls Gone Wild...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    For a movie as much in love with New York's outer-borough street life as Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot, it will not do just to talk about the film. That's what Leon insists, and so I find myself heading north with Leon on FDR Drive on an overcast Fri...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." So goes the adage from John Ford's 1962 classic The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and so it has gone for Heaven's Gate, the class-war Western written and directed by one of F...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's a bad omen when, early on in Oz the Great and Powerful, we learn that the full given name of its wizard is Oscar, also the ceremony that star James Franco once presided over as calamitously as he does this sagging Disney tentpole, a gargantua...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    To paraphrase Stephen Sondheim, there are big, tall, terrible, fleshy, bulbous-headed giants in the sky in Jack the Giant Slayer. And what would a big-budget, mildly revisionist, 3-D spin on "Jack and the Beanstalk" be if those fearsome beasties d...