Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Review: First Man

Damien Chazelle’s third feature is an oddly circumspect blockbuster. Though this biopic of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong fits neatly into the big-budget hero stylings of The Right Stuff and Apollo 13, its focus on a character who was basically … Continue reading

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October 2017 movies

Due to a truckload of work and other commitments I wasn’t able to upload the reviews I wrote for the October issue of EL Magazine when the issue was released, so here they are, late by more than a month. … Continue reading

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June 2015 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The Congress Ari Folman was obviously hard put to follow up his stunning 2008 tour de force, Waltz With … Continue reading

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February 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the February issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on January 25. American Hustle If you didn’t actually live through the 70s, you probably think it was all about hair, … Continue reading

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June 2013 movies

Here are the movies reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which will be distributed in Tokyo tomorrow. Celeste and Jesse Forever Though ostensibly a two-hander, this melancholic romantic comedy is mainly a showcase for Rashida Jones, … Continue reading

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May 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which is being distributed in Tokyo today. Ek Tha Tiger Former documentary filmmaker Kabir Khan has become successful in Bollywood with socially charged subjects that don’t … Continue reading

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April 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which will be distributed in Tokyo tomorrow. The Artist The general opinion about this Oscar-winning, French-produced homage to Hollywood is that it gets by on sincerity. … Continue reading

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