Posts Tagged ‘Sam Watermeier’
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8mm (1999)

This criminally underrated film is the kind of thriller Hitchcock would have made if he were around in the '90s.

Ronald Short, writer/director of “Billi & Theodore”

Indiana-bred filmmaker Ronald Short walks the path of Richard Linklater with his freewheeling road trip comedy.

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American Beauty (1999)

Sam Mendes' debut film stuns with its thrillingly cinematic depiction of suburbia.
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ParaNorman

For newbies to horror, this richly animated film is an enchanting introduction.

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Spielberg Out of the Spotlight: “Lincoln”

Steven Spielberg's new film beats strongly with the heart of Old Hollywood, but it lacks the contemporary grit of his best historical reflections.
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Spielberg Out of the Spotlight: “Munich”

Like great political thrillers of the '70s, "Munich" is equipped with a moral agenda, but it also thrills.

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Spielberg Out of the Spotlight: “Catch Me If You Can”/”The Terminal”

This week, Sam discusses Spielberg's breeziest films — and two of his best.
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Spielberg Out of the Spotlight: Stark Sci-fi

In this first entry of his new weekly column, Sam explores Steven Spielberg's darker spectacles.

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The Burton Binge: “Dark Shadows”

As dense and twisty as its soap opera source material, this latter Burton effort blithely juggles droll humor and tragic romance.
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The Burton Binge: “Alice in Wonderland”

This week, Tim Burton tumbles down the rabbit hole, delivering a surprisingly personal commentary along the way.

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The Burton Binge: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

This adaptation of the 1979 stage musical is easily Burton's grimmest work.
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The Burton Binge: “Corpse Bride”

Tim Burton returns to the world of hand-crafted wonder for this delightfully whimsical fairy tale romance.

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The Burton Binge: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

A backwards step from "Big Fish," this film features one of the few Burton worlds to which you'll want to remain an outsider.
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The Burton Binge: “Big Fish”

Tim Burton's most personal and poignant film since "Edward Scissorhands," "Big Fish" is a seamless fusion of magic and reality.