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Smiles of a Summer Night

May 25, 2004

 Smiles of a Summer Night

Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is primarily known for making arty, philosophical movies like The Seventh Seal (1958) or character-driven melodramas like Scenes from a Marriage (1973). This makes Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) something of a curious... 

The Perfect Score

May 21, 2004

 The Perfect Score

Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Ocean’s Eleven,” The Perfect Score (2004) isn’t as good or as memorable as either one of these movies. It is a fairly standard comedy that exposes the hypocrisy of the SAT testing system and how it affects kids... 

The Passion of the Christ

May 20, 2004

 The Passion of the Christ

Whether you saw The Passion of the Christ at the cinema or not, one thing you will certainly already know thanks to the British tabloid frenzy – that there’s a lot of blood and a lot of controversy to be found in Mel Gibson’s portrayal... 

Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)

May 20, 2004

 Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)

“Oh, society is what it is, a bit sinister, a bit seamy, but I’ve heard there are beautiful things in it too.” This line is spoken by an artist early on in Port of Shadows (1938) and perfectly describes the world of this movie. Based on Pierre Mac... 

Mystic River

May 18, 2004

 Mystic River

Clint Eastwood is a highly regarded actor but under-appreciated as a director. Sure, he received an Academy Award for directing Unforgiven (1992) and deservedly so, but he is conspicuously absent when critics talk about great contemporary directors like... 

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