Posts Tagged ‘1960s’
Robert De Niro stars as David "Noodles" Aaronson in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America," a 1984 release from The Ladd Company.

Class of 1984: “Once Upon a Time in America”

In its proper form, Sergio Leone's magnum opus becomes a masterpiece of haunting introspection, temporal misdirection, potent symbolism and unremitting power.
Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the "automatic awards contender" notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton.

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The Sapphires

Based on true events, this inspiring tale of an Aboriginal girl group touring Vietnam could be saccharine but instead has winning soul.
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Ginger & Rosa

This coming-of-age drama set in 1960's London should compel, but slow timing and low stakes make it a snoozer.

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Class of 1983: “The Outsiders”

Despite great moments, "The Outsiders" feels like two movies awkwardly thrown together by an auteur who was adapting to being cowed by bankers and executives.

Class of 1993: “A Bronx Tale”

Nick's monthly look at films celebrating major anniversaries in 2013 begins with Robert De Niro's directorial debut — an emotionally complex coming-of-age tale.

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The Rum Diary

"The Rum Diary" feels more like a bad hangover than the party that caused it.
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The Music Never Stopped

An interesting premise is ruined by stale filmmaking and underwritten characters.

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Mad Men: Season Four

Don Draper is reinventing himself again during the show's best season.
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Wanting to be sweet does not excuse embarrassingly bad writing.

Don Cheadle (left), Chiwetel Ejiofor (center) and Martin Sheen (right) star in Kasi Lemmons' TALK TO ME

Heroes of the Zeroes: Talk to Me

"Talk to Me" — which cranks the funk on a sister station to "Good Morning Vietnam" — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: A Serious Man

"A Serious Man" — in which the Coens sneer not at anyone, but everyone — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.



Hey, it's better than "Rumor Has It."
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Movies You Aught Not Watch: Get Smart

"Get Smart" — another lame adaptation of a '60s series — continues Nick Rogers' weekly, alphabetical look back at the 52 worst films of 2000-2009.