Movies are not very good at communicating facts. If a reader doesn’t understand what happened in the battle of Agincourt, he can go back and read sentences again, immediately, and clarify his understanding. One can’t stop a film .
1956 saw the release of the great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” Kurosawa is famous partly for sophisticated but accessible art house movies (“Roshomon,” with its four different points of view, is an example, as is “Kagemusha”) and .
The new animated film “Storks” is one of the better “family” movies we’ve seen recently. It has all the components one looks for in these films except for the (to me, offputting) sentiment, and some of that is replaced .
The new film “Blair Witch” is actually just a more carefully-edited version of the original “Blair Witch Project” of 2000. This time a higher percentage of the shots were taken by a camera that none of the characters could be holding. .
“Snowden” may be Oliver Stone’s best movie, though that may be damning it with faint praise. The writer and director has cast the film well (Nicholas Cage is terrific here in a minor part) and he does manage somehow .
The price of movie admission seems to have gone up again. This may explain the large drop in the stock indices recently. Or it may explain how the producers of “The Disappointments Room” could make a scary movie that is .
Let’s have an early semester test. I’ll describe a movie’s story and you decide what decade the movie appeared. Ready? The issue here is fetal surrogacy. The location is New Orleans. John and Laura are a professional .
Autumn is here, and with the nights growing longer it is the perfect time to explore the darker side of film. The term film noir, or dark film, was coined by a French movie critic in 1946. As a genre, film .
Parents and grandparents of kids to about the age of seven or eight can be assured that the new animated film “The Wild Life” will amuse their charges. The older the children, the less likely this European cinematic project will .
“Sully” is about the best result we have any right to expect when veteran filmmakers decide to make movies based on contemporary news stories. Oh, probably the best we could expect was “United 93,” Paul Greengrass’s fascinating suspense film recalling .
During the early years of British possession of Australia, it was a prison colony, somewhere debtors and pickpockets were sent. The Aussies have always fancied colorful law-breakers, which is one reason Ned Kelly, the armor-wearing highwayman along the gold road, .
Recently people have been asking me what movie they should go to the theater to see. I now have an almost one-sizefits- all answer to the question. Because last weekend I was in a (mostly female) crowd at the theater .
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