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The genealogy of "Looper."
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Some thoughts on "The Master."
I started writing a review of Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest offering The Master a week ago, in the aftermath of seeing it projected in glorious 70mm at the Arclight Dome in Hollywood. Yet the more I.....
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What does it mean to say that a movie is About anything?
"The Artist", "The African Queen", and What A Movie Is About When We Say That It Is About Something Or, The AFI List Project, #63: The African Queen Cinematic purists were up in arms throughout the......
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The Jentleman on "Drive".
A Jentleman's Defense of "Drive" Now that the dust has settled a little bit from the Oscars and 2011 is firmly in the cinematic rearview mirror, I’d like to take the time to offer up a more complete.....
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Concerning "The Help"
Let's All Feel Good About Race: "The Help" as a Critical Problem When The Help grossed $170,000,000 domestically and became a surprise Oscar contender on its release in mid-August, studio executives.....
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Latest Jentleman post: on 'Twilight' as a female blockbuster.
Love and Undeath: "Twilight," Misandry, and the Female Blockbuster With a sense of trepidation and mild disbelief, I bought myself a ticket on Monday to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One, with the....
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Latest post: a review of "J. Edgar."
The Week in Review: "J. Edgar" If there is such a thing as a ‘prestige’ picture, J. Edgar must be its apotheosis, a biopic focusing on a controversial, influential figure in 20th century history,...
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New post at Jentleman Film: "The Hunger Games" In Review
I knew that I was going to see The Hunger Games this weekend, because there was nothing else coming out and perhaps also because I wanted to see what the world was suddenly so excited about, but I had...
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the Jentleman's latest review: "Being Flynn"
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New web address: www.jentlemanfilm.com. PLUS: a new review of 'Safe House.'
James Smith offers a civilized, thoughtful take on film, culture, and the entertainment industry. Movies are worth taking seriously. Let's figure out how to make them better. @jentlemanjames
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The Week in Review: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" These days, when we get adaptations of old novels or classic stories, they’re almost always brushed off and shoehorned into modern re-creations – not...
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Latest post: on the 1993 "The Three Musketeers."
Film Favorites: The Other "The Three Musketeers" First in an occasional series in which I’ll break down why I love some of my favorite movies. A few weeks ago, I went to see Paul W. S. Anderson’s new....
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Cultural commentary from a man of culture. Mostly on the movies.
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A film blog concerning modern movies, old movies, movies as cultural artifacts, the future of film, and any other sort of cinema-related topic you can think of. Intellectually engaging film commentary is the game. We reserve the right to occasionally talk about other things as well.