1997

The new Criterion Blu-ray of Ang Lee’s ‘The Ice Storm’, with its excellent transfer and illuminating features, should raise the film’s stature as a modern classic.

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This week’s girl-powered entry suffers the same fate as any other music movie that attempted to capitalize on the popularity of its subjects –– it was dated by the time it was released. But even if “Spice World” had been released at the height of the Spice Girls’ popularity rather than in its decline, it [...]

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“Baby Blue” by Badfinger enters the canon for The Great Songs on Scene-Stealers.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! “Titanic” is a massive film in every way possible. It is long, technologically [...]

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Coming off of the disastrous critical and box office reception to Showgirls in 1995, director Paul Verhoeven decided to return to the science fiction genre he was best known for, adapting Robert Heinlein’s much-revered, juvenile-oriented novel “Starship Troopers.” Verhoeven was known for the hyper-violent “RoboCop” and “Total Recall,” so filmgoers were ready for giant bugs [...]

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