‘Gomorrah’ and ‘Changeling’: two that work

Posted by · 2:28 pm · October 16th, 2008

It’s been a while since I’ve committed to a long-form review, and for that, I have to apologize.  Short Takes here and there don’t exactly cut it, but we’ve certainly stayed afloat in this light with Guy’s wonderful work across the pond.  I don’t get a chance to sit down and hammer out some thoughts […]

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Clint Eastwood: the unlikely Oscar favorite

Posted by · 4:19 am · July 12th, 2008

Had anyone said to me in the 1970s that Clint Eastwood would in time become one of the finest and most important American directors in modern cinema, I would have laughed — quite loudly — in their collective faces. The star of “Dirty Harry” and “Every Which But Loose?”  The guy who shares the screen with apes?  […]

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REVIEW: “Breaking and Entering” (***1/2)

Posted by · 1:52 am · September 10th, 2006

Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering” is one of the most sincerely penetrating films of the year.  It’s most unique quality is the sense of legroom it provides, a healthy stretch of a film with deep breaths and drawn out considerations, as opposed to the typical anxiety of temperamental manipulation (which all film tends to be […]

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