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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 02:55 am

They’ve met the enemy – and it’s them

Untitled Document Many recent films about troubled youth remind me of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, in which hell is other people. The biggest problem facing teens today...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 03:41 pm

The Beatles left an incredible screen legacy

Untitled Document Forty years ago the Beatles changed music for the second time with the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and it still tops lists as ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 02:33 pm

A reliable presence, even when he defies expectations

Untitled Document Kevin Costner needs no introduction, but he seems to need a reintroduction. Audiences mistakenly think that they know what to expect from him. His taking on the...
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 08:20 am

Bug marks William Friedkin’s return to form

Untitled Document Bug may have been drowned in the current flood of sequels, but it has great cinematic significance. The intense psychological-horror thriller marks the return t...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 02:33 pm

Mexican director’s influence goes beyond his name recognition

Untitled Document His is hardly a household name, but the influence of Alejandro Jodorowsky goes beyond name recognition. His best-known film is El Topo (1970), which translates ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 02:34 pm

The greatest Orson Welles film he didn’t direct

Untitled Document The Third Man (1949) is the greatest Orson Welles movie Welles didn’t direct. It is a testament to the greatness of this film that many people assume that...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 09:35 am

Few films do a good job depicting the world of professional gambling

Untitled Document Perhaps it’s a personal thing, having a grandfather who was a professional gambler during the Depression, but few occupations are as cinematically fascina...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 09:04 pm

Here are few movies Bush should have watched before 2003

Untitled Document May 1 marked the four-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” photo-op debacle, and the Iraq War rages on. Just ...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 02:32 pm

Quincy brings its short film festival to Springfield

Untitled Document The emergent Young Springfield Professionals Network takes a cue from the Young Professionals of Quincy: a short film festival highlighting 18 movies from aroun...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:01 pm

Gosling’s best performance came in a little-seen film

Untitled Document Every new generation has its rising star, and the newest is Ryan Gosling. Fresh from his first Oscar nomination, he can be seen in the murder thriller Fracture....

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