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AT CANNES: THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT KEVIN

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lynn Ramsay’s We’ve Got to Talk about Kevin, the first film to be screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, certainly got a lot of those who saw it talking. In particular, the performance of Tilda Swinton, who plays the devastated mother of a teenager who has shot up his school like the […]

EXPECTATIONS TOO HIGH FOR “INCEPTION”?

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Early reviews of Christopher Nolan’s Inception have been so ecstatic that they have prompted Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik to warn that they could result in unrealistic expectations among moviegoers. In today’s (Wednesday) edition, Zeitchik remarked that they could “lead the people distributing a film to believe they have a bigger hit than […]

EARLY REVIEWS ENOUGH TO RUST “IRON MAN”

April 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 2 is unquestionably the kind of movie studio executives like to call “critic proof,” and judging from early reviews, that’s a good thing. Each of the two principal Hollywood trade publications has slammed the movie. “Everything fun and terrific about ‘Iron Man,’ a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel,” wrote […]