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Film & TV

Dialogue

New Mamet? Yeah, Spartan. Perfect? No. Compelling? Yeah.

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Reader: Didja see the film? Critic: Saw the film. Reader: Cuz I heard ya gotta see the film. Critic: Definitely seeable. Not great. Not great. Pretty damn good. Reader: Cuz I heard it’s very ... Critic: Mamet? Definitely...

Film & TV

Chaste Makes Waste

A man goes without sex and a movie goes without brains for 40 Days and 40 Nights.

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The problem with sex in the movies isn’t that there’s too much of it—it’s that’s there’s too little of it. There may be no shortage of nearly naked bodies, sweaty grunting and creaking bedsprings, but that’s just...

Film & TV

A Pearl of Greater Price

Where Pearl Harbor blew things up, Dark Blue World lets war-time romance soar.

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The moments are almost gone before you realize how exquisitely turned, how quietly powerful they are. Shadows of British Spitfire fighter planes caress rolling, verdant countryside, a pastoral prelude to battle. A woman’s face takes on a half-shy,...
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