Posts Tagged ‘1960s’

The Sapphires

by Lauren Whalenon April 12, 2013
Based on true events, this inspiring tale of an Aboriginal girl group touring Vietnam could be saccharine but instead has winning soul.

Ginger & Rosa

by Lauren Whalenon April 5, 2013
This coming-of-age drama set in 1960's London should compel, but slow timing and low stakes make it a snoozer.

Class of 1983: “The Outsiders”

by Nick Rogerson April 4, 2013
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”

by Nick Rogerson January 31, 2013
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.

The Rum Diary

by Joe Donohueon February 20, 2012
"The Rum Diary" feels more like a bad hangover than the party that caused it.

The Music Never Stopped

by Austin Lugaron March 31, 2011
An interesting premise is ruined by stale filmmaking and underwritten characters.

Mad Men: Season Four

by Austin Lugaron March 31, 2011
Don Draper is reinventing himself again during the show's best season.


by Austin Lugaron November 23, 2010
Wanting to be sweet does not excuse embarrassingly bad writing.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Talk to Me

by Nick Rogerson October 20, 2010
"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.

Heroes of the Zeroes: A Serious Man

by Nick Rogerson September 24, 2010
"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.