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Poor Relations

by Shawn Stone August 20, 2015


  Superheroes are the dominant movie form, and there is one aspect of this genre that has proven particularly irksome: the origin story. Sony swaps out the actor playing Spider-man and what happens? They go back ...


Wish Fulfillment

by Laura Leon April 4, 2012


Fairy tales are everywhere these days, and I couldn’t be happier ever after. The tremendous TV shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm, and the debut of Tarsem Singh’s take on Snow White, Mirror Mirror, ...

The Hollow Man

by Laura Leon November 16, 2011

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The best biopics don’t just narrate facts and timelines, but provide a peek into their subjects’ most private lives. The movie Lawrence of Arabia, for instance, delved wholeheartedly into its protagonist’s torn loyalties between his ...