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“Mesrine,” “Scott Pilgrim,” and “The Expendables” : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/cinema/2010/08/16/100816crci_cinema_lane Anthony Lane’s movie reviews are few and far between, compared to newspaper scribes like AO Scott and Roger Ebert, but I’m convinced this is because he requires time to build up for the explosion of wit that infuses his reviews. That simplicity carries over into Richet’s film, which performs the unlikely trick of being […]

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Cloverfield – Movies – Review – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/movies/18clov.html I’m learning to like Manohla Dargis, the relatively new NYTimes film reviewer. This Cloverfield* review may cinch it – it’s like A.O. Scott on bitchy pills. For a brief, hopeful moment, I thought the filmmakers might be making a point about how the contemporary compulsion to record the world has dulled us to actual […]

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300 – Movies – Review – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/09/movies/09thre.html Considering I barely made it through the trailer, it’s no surprise that A.O. Scott’s review of 300 feels like revenge for spending 2+ hours of dreck-watching. As usual, though, he vents his frustration in a tremendously fun way. Is it wrong for me to wish more horrible films on him, so that I might […]

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Movie Reviews, Showtimes and Trailers – Movies – New York Times – The New York Times

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2007/01/13/movies/13prim.html My love for NY Times movie writer A.O. Scott knows no bounds. His reviews are always a joy to read, but seldom more so than when he really, really dislikes a movie. The Times reviewers even infuse fun into the parental advisory note.

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