Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:21
Watching these films gives you a good sense for how the ordinary comedy short of the 1920s worked.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:14
It’s sort of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets The Boys in the Band, but a lot less serious and more fun.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:05
This formula works so well that the series hardly missed a beat when Joel was replaced by Mike and the robots were voiced by a succession of actors.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:40
Although the contemporary public world officially belonged to men, the women give at least as good as they get, and are just as complex as the men.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 19 November 2012 13:29
I’m not even going to mention how David Sedaris is made up—you’ll have to discover that for yourself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:58
In fact, she proves to be a regular Katniss Everdeen when it comes to fighting against oppression and protecting her loved ones.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 12 October 2012 20:31
It’s a pleasant 90 minutes if you like his brand of humor: nothing earthshaking, but fun all the same.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 September 2012 07:55
If boobs, blood, and minimal production values were not your idea of fun, you knew to pick up something else instead.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 September 2012 07:51
The unifying themes of the evening are stars, good storytelling, and variety.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:08
It calls out the pink ribbon industry so I don’t have to.
Written by Janet Rhoads Monday, 17 September 2012 22:09
What emerges is the portrait of an extremely complex man who defies every stereotype the world at large has pinned to his name.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 September 2012 21:11
There’s about a million movies about the trials and tribulations of lovers, young and otherwise, but not many that take an honest look at friendship.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:54
The Chicago 8 is a perfect example of how not to make a movie and why some films end up going directly to DVD.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:44
They’re all essentially performing the same ancient task of matching goods with buyers.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:40
The Master Qi of the title is Qi Shu Fang, who began studying Peking Opera at age four in her native China. She was among the first women to train in this art, and learned to play both male and female roles.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:37
One wonders if William Rees insisted in being interviewed while kayaking, as if to underline his superiority to mere desk-bound intellectuals.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 27 July 2012 11:04
Scalene tells its story in a fragmented fashion, not only by presenting three versions of the same events, but also by having characters refer to events seen only in fragments.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:21
She was the first actor to have her name appear next to the title on a movie marquee.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:10
When it comes to staging nifty swordfights, Misumi is the king.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:51
The movie never quite goes like the book you imagine in your head.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:16
I cannot recommend this series enough. If you have not seen the first season, it is available on Netflix streaming. I promise you will be hooked immediately—and it only gets better from there.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 May 2012 21:45
There’s a fond belief still current in some circles that the art world is ruled by the principal of merit: If art is good, it will be successful, and if it’s not successful, it must not be any good. If you believe that, I have a bridge you might be interested in buying.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 May 2012 21:43
In Lee’s presentation, Goodman’s well-known bisexual promiscuity seems less motivated by a concern for general sexual liberation than of the desire to have it all—a privilege explicitly not extended to females, including his wife.
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