Tag Archives: 1960s

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The Rum Diary

“The Rum Diary” feels more like a bad hangover than the party that caused it. Continue reading

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The Music Never Stopped

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

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Mad Men: Season Four

Don Draper is reinventing himself again during the show’s best season. Continue reading

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Wanting to be sweet does not excuse embarrassingly bad writing. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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