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Our (Film) Brands in Crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A not-so-subtle shift has occurred in the film marketplace, calling into question the fundamental assumptions of the tacit arrangement between the studios and audiences. Call it a communication breakdown.  

The Blind Side (Review)

True-life sports story aided by light touch

1 Comment · Friday, November 20, 2009
The true story of Baltimore Ravens rookie Michael Oher (played by newcomer Quinton Aaron) gets the big-screen treatment from writer/director John Lee Hancock ('The Rookie'), who at this stage appears to be the only filmmaker in Hollywood who understands that in real-life dramas about athletics sometimes there is no big game moment that changes lives forever. Grade: B.  

All About Steve (Review)

Sandra Bullock scrapes the bottom of the barrel

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sandra Bullock's summer confirms the acceleration of the downward slide she's on, and there would appear to be nothing to hinder her journey to even greater depths. Without a single spark of romance, this quirky comedy borders on offensive tastelessness with its celebration of stalking by a woman with an undiagnosed socio-affective disorder. Grade: F.  

The Proposal (Review)

A satisfying romantic comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The filmmakers behind 'The Proposal' didn't even try to find a new premise. They found something that had worked before and changed a few of the other details. And the fact that it actually worked again says everything about the virtues of simple execution. Grade: B.