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Fallen Flat

by Shawn Stone December 27, 2012

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  Oh boy oh boy, you can tell right from the opening credits that it’s a Quentin Tarantino joint. The classic 1950s-era Columbia Pictures logo! The bright red credits that look like they were lifted from ...

Civilized People

by Shawn Stone January 19, 2012

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When the 10-year-old scion of the Longstreet family whacks the eldest son of the Cowan clan in the face with the end of a stick, the result is hurt feelings and missing teeth on the ...

The Swashbuckling Spirit

by Shawn Stone October 26, 2011

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Paul W.S. Anderson’s version of The Three Musketeers opens with a bravura sequence that doesn’t seem like it belongs in The Three Musketeers. Athos, Aramis, Porthos and a female confederate storm a Venetian palace with ...

No Reason To Believe

by Shawn Stone April 27, 2011

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In the 1950s and ‘60s, few concessions were made to the styles and settings of the period a film was ostensibly set in. Now, however, audiences can expect that something like Potiche, set in the ...

Clap Louder Next Time

by Shawn Stone January 19, 2011

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Hollywood is addicted to the tried and true property, no matter how threadbare. So Johnny Depp is going to star in The Lone Ranger, though it’s been 30 years since it was a flop movie ...