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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Theaters: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen 

Michael Bay is not a director; he is a general. He marshals resources, lashes together vast armies of cast and crew, travels the world and blows ten kinds of hell out of every landmark he sees. He innovates in the state of his field’s technological art to wreak havoc and chaos on his opponents, and in the style of excess heaps bombast on them until they submit. The good news is that he is technologically proficient. The bad news is that his opponents are the audience.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

In Theaters: Whatever Works 

In many ways, Larry David is an ideal Woody Allen protagonist. He’s articulate in his rants, often funny, occasionally hilarious. What he lacks in Allen’s nebbishness he makes up for in pure aggression: there’s a hostility to David’s demeanor that’s more a challenge than a passive observation. It’s not that, as with most Allen performances, life is stupid, vain, and silly; with David it’s that you’re stupid, vain, and silly for carrying on with life.

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