Archive for July, 2004

The Clearing

The Clearing

| July 4, 2004

At the beginning of this year, the wife and I had what I called the month of depressive movies. Monster, House of Sand and Fog, Cold Mountain, Fog of War, and Mystic River were all in a row. I was afraid to go to the movies for fear of needing Prozac. I could not wait […]

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King Arthur

King Arthur

| July 4, 2004

Don’t expect to see anything you recognize from the fairytale legends we all grew up with in this latest telling of King Arthur. Excalibur is just a sword, Merlin doesn’t cast spells, and Lancelot is just a soldier. What we lose from the legend is supposed to have been replaced with “recently uncovered facts” which […]

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De-Lovely

De-Lovely

| July 3, 2004

Let me begin by saying that when I entered the theater, I knew virtually nothing about Cole Porter. I came out feeling pretty much the same way. Based on the life of the celebrated American composer, De-Lovely is a film – half biography, half musical – that seeks to shed light onto the musician’s life […]