Reviews

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Film Review: ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’
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Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
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Film Review: ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’

Film Review: ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’

When you see home-movie footage from, say, the 1940s, the images look old, but the people in them appear, more or less, to inhabit the same universe that we do. But when you see documentary footage from the late 19th century, it has an entirely different, slightly spooky not-of-this-world quality. Is it because of the... Read more »

Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

In the original “Planet of the Apes” movies, Caesar and his simian co-stars were buried beneath layers of prosthetic makeup, severely limiting their ability to emote. In Fox’s recently rebooted “Apes” trilogy (three and counting), the computer-generated chimps appear more human than the homo sapiens — which is clearly what the series has been working up... Read more »

Film Review: ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’

In America, the cutting-edge meaning of the First Amendment — that it’s about protecting the speech you don’t like — often gets tested by the outer limits of sleaze. Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler, became a First Amendment poster boy because the magazine he was selling was so offensively shabby and low-minded. (That’s what... Read more »

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