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The Squid and The Whale reviewed by Armen Svadjian

Film / Video ReviewsThe Squid and The Whale reviewed by Armen Svadjian By Dec 21, 2007, 18:40 THE SQUID AND THE WHALE directed by Noah Baumbach; 2006, Sony Pictures Brat Pack and Chuck Norris fiends notwithstanding, few look back on Hollywood cinema of the 1980s with much fondness. At least one critic will tell you […]

A Life in Film Criticism: Robin Wood at 75

Film/Video FeaturesA Life in Film Criticism: Robin Wood at 75 By Nov 9, 2006, 07:29 Photo by Armen Svadjian © 2006 The 1965 publication of Robin Wood's Hitchcock's Films is a landmark of film criticism. And though there are many good books on film, there are few true landmarks. To be sure, its author—a 34-year-old […]

Bowling For Columbine DVD review

Film / Video ReviewsBowling For Columbine DVD review By Aug 19, 2003, 19:23 BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE directed by Michael Moore; MGM, 2003 The world according to the movies of Michael Moore is a very simple one. To the tips of his stubby fingers, Moore is a Manichean, suffusing his films with an obstinately good vs. […]


AMELIE directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Miramax, 2002

Few films of the past year resonated with audiences as much as Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie. Not since (yawn!) Cinema Paradiso artfully plucked North American heartstrings over a decade ago, has a foreign film so successfully endeared itself to fans and critics alike. It's typical, however, for the monster of hype surrounding such universally-adored phenomena to […]