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Jun 6 2018

Ocean’s Eight

Reviewing Ocean’s Eight is a conundrum. Are we supposed to judge if it stands alongside Steven Soderbergh’s 2001-2007 trilogy which provides this film’s basis, or are we to take it as a different animal entirely? The tone which director Gary Ross wants to strike makes a case for the former, but the barely exciting, straightforward […]
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May 27 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass

The night before my six-year-old daughter Moira and I went to the screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass, we caught up on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland from 2010, which was Moira’s birth year. Dark, torpid, and almost entirely unnecessary, Alice in Wonderland was one of those movies which focused more on the computer […]
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Mar 12 2015

Cinderella

If there’s anything negative to be said about Kenneth Branagh’s fairly straightforward adaptation of the Disney animated classic Cinderella, it’s that it was only a fairytale. Branagh breathes a beauty, elegance, and wit into this new palimpsest of the beloved European folk tale (most famously told by the Brothers Grimm), and its charm will last […]
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Dec 24 2012

Les Misérables

(This review was originally published on December 24, 2012 at Reel Film News) It doesn’t require a love of the theatre – or necessarily even a like of it – to be completely consumed by this adaptation of “Les Misérables”, which is the most moving piece of musical cinema I’ve seen in some time. By […]
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Dec 19 2012

Les Miserables

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on December 19, 2012.) In 1990, my father bought my two older sisters and me tickets to Les Misérables at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. as consolation for the middle sibling being jilted by her Sadie Hawkins date that day. As I recall, it was an […]
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