Arts + Life

It's Movie Time
11:19 am
Fri March 17, 2006

"It's Movie Time," March 17, 2006

V

Films reviewed: "V for Vendetta," "When We Were Kings," "Ballets Russes"

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.

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3:53 pm
Tue March 14, 2006

V for Vendetta

V for Violent

Utopia's quite another land.

"Who was that masked man?"

From The Lone Rsnger to Zorro to Batman, and all other masked marvels in between, our fascination with disguised do-gooders doesn't die. Add a worthy entrant into that pantheon: graphic novelist Alan Moore's futuristic avenger, V, who roams London purging it of criminals common and famous, all of whom suffer his rage at having been abused in a government experiment years ago.

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It's Movie Time
4:19 pm
Thu March 9, 2006

"It's Movie Time" March 10 & 11, 2006

Films reviewed: "The Libertine," "Neil Young: Heart of Gold," "Why We Fight"

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.

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9:41 am
Thu March 9, 2006

The Libertine

Sexual Combat

The most versatile and indefatigable actor in American film.

"You will not like me." Second Earl of Rochester in prologue.

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It's Movie Time
2:32 pm
Fri March 3, 2006

"It's Movie Time," March 3 & 4, 2006 On Demand

Three Burials

Films reviewed: "The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada," "Dave Chapelle's Block Party," "Clay's Oscar Picks"


"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.

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10:03 am
Fri March 3, 2006

Tsotsi

Thug

A worthy Oscar contender

"Hell is yourself [and the only redemption is] when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person." Tennessee Williams

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9:51 am
Fri March 3, 2006

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

The Gold Standard

Concert gold.

When Neil Young breaks from singing his own lyrical compositions in Neil Young: Heart of Gold to sing what he calls the most beautiful song ever composed, I knew exactly which Canadian piece it would be, for it was mine too. I listened as a young man to Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds" for an entire evening, over and over, as Young did emptying his pockets for a juke box at 16 years old in Calgary. Young had my heart for this performance and a lifetime.

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1:54 pm
Thu March 2, 2006

Night Watch

For the birds . . .

A mixed bag of horrors.

I'm quite sure the forces of evil, the dark side, are the inventors of the quick cut, immortalized by MTV and nurtured by every action director who can keep the film moving fast and not bother about the accuracy of the images: because you can't see anything in the blur. Such is the blinding pace of Timur Bekmambetov's Night Watch, not too different from the rapid images of Matrix and Underworld, and scores of other low-key, plot heavy sci-fi thrillers.

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It's Movie Time
9:37 am
Thu February 23, 2006

"It's Movie Time," February 24 & 25, 2006 On Demand

Mrs. Henderson and one of her presentations

Films reviewed: Cache, Freedomland, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Ushpizin

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.


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9:28 am
Thu February 23, 2006

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Tough.

It's not "in pace" getting there.

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1:11 pm
Wed February 15, 2006

Freedomland

She's not pretty.

Julianne Moore looking for a child again.

Julianne Moore is looking for a child again, but this time it's real time, hardscrabble New Jersey projects rather than the mind of a perplexing mom (Forgotten, 2004). Moore plays Brenda Martin, who claims to have lost her son to a carjacker who absconded with her son sleeping in the back seat? Veteran detective Lorenzo Council is indeed the counseling type whose patience with the ranting Martin wears thin as he suspects lies among her details of the abduction.

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It's Movie Time
12:43 pm
Wed February 15, 2006

"It's Movie Time" February 16 & 17, 2006

The World's Fastest Indian


Films reviewed: The World's Fastest Indian, The White Countess, Eight Below

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.


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12:17 pm
Wed February 15, 2006

The White Countess

Remind you of Rick's?

Another Merchant-Ivory Classic

"Between the erotic and the tragic"

So Todd Jackson (Ralph Fiennes) describes both his "perfect little bar" and "women" in 1936 Shanghai, with tensions mounting between the communists and the Kuomintang and the Japanese preparing for invasion as part of another weary world war.

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3:03 pm
Mon February 13, 2006

The World's Fastest Indian

An old man and a very old machine

Sir Anthony Hopkins is worth every million he makes.

"I might be a bit deaf, but I'm not stupid." Burt Munro

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It's Movie Time
10:54 am
Fri February 10, 2006

"It's Movie Time" February 10, 2006

Final Destination 3

Films reviewed: "Final Destination 3," "The Pink Panther," "Something New," "The Matador"


"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.


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11:05 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Final Destination 3

Scares and laughs, frequently at the same time

"Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me . . . ." Emily Dickinson

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3:43 pm
Sat February 4, 2006

Something New

Nothing really new about basic attraction.

Something New is something new.

"We have yet to deal successfully with American transraciality in real terms, as we have failed to redefine race in light of the modern, twenty-first century progress of human kind." Virginia Hamilton

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It's Movie Time
9:18 am
Thu February 2, 2006

"It's Movie Time" February 3, 2006 On Demand

Match Point

Films reviewed: Match Point, The Best of Youth, Transamerica

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator national honors.


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3:15 pm
Sun January 29, 2006

The Best of Youth

Testimony to the transforming power of art

"There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants." Montaigne

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10:08 am
Sun January 29, 2006

Match Point

Allen doesn't need Manhattan to be a great director.

"Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid." John Dewey, Human Nature and Conduct.

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