Daily Archives: December 29, 2012

Movie Review: “Les Miserables”

Here it is, “Occupy Movement: The Musical,” the French musical “Les Miserables” preaching economic revolution, the downtrodden rising up against the wealthy few and a police force hellbent on defending the status quo. Well, that and the virtues of mercy … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “On the Road”

Jack Kerouac’s stream of consciousness novel “On the Road” comes to the screen more or less intact as a not altogether satisfying road trip into the Beat Era. The “Motorcycle Diaries” team of director Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Argo”

Ben Affleck is closing in on the perfect thriller. “Argo” shows us how near the mark he has gotten in just three films. Since stepping behind the camera to direct, Affleck has yet to make a movie that doesn’t pull … Continue reading

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How to fix “Skyfall’s” Aston Martin problem

Watching “Skyfall” again with my wife, I appreciated the clockwork cleverness of the piece, the relish Javier Bardem brings to the eye-rolling/bitchy and sometimes homoerotic touches as the villain. My favorite moments remain that opening gambit — the chase where … Continue reading

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Bill Nighy says “Clothes make the man,” even in the land of exotic marigolds

When you talk with Billy Nighy, says director David Yates, who worked with his fellow Brit on the later Harry Potter movies and the British TV version of “State of Play,” “ask him about his tailor.” The director winks and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: David Chase rounds up the music movie cliches for “Not Fade Away”

All those years David Chase was getting rich off his mob soap opera, “The Sopranos,” what he REALLY wanted to do was “get the band back together.”

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Spielberg’s movie lets us laugh with, and at Mr. “Lincoln”

He may have been America’s most beloved president, a Mount Rushmore icon, a great humanitarian with a bit of Mark Twain’s frontier humorist about him. He’d start talking about a famous figure from history, or a former client, or some … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Puss in Boots”

DreamWorks’ cunning casting of the silky Spaniard Antonio Banderas as a swashbuckling Puss in Boots pays off,brilliantly, in “Puss in Boots,” a star vehicle for the nursery rhyme kitty cat from the “Shrek” movies. Thanks to Banderas and his Corinthian … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Anonymous,” bad history beautifully done

  Leave it to a German to blitzkrieg the Immortal Bard and the Virgin Queen in one sitting.

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Movie Review: “In Time”

iscuss This: Comments Off | Add to del.icio.us | Digg it “Gattaca” director Andrew Niccol’s sense of the zeitgeist is as on the money as ever with “In Time,” a sci-fi parable that plays like “Occupy Wall Street: The Movie.”

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