adaptation

Hooper actively undermines what is powerful about the stage version of ‘Les Misérables,’ and doesn’t use his camera’s frame effectively to add anything of value.

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Cosmopolis falls squarely in the “experimental unadaptable mindfuck” category of Crash (based on the J.G. Ballard book, not that abysmal Best Picture winner) and Naked Lunch (based on William S. Burroughs’ groundbreaking free-form novel).

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‘The Rum Diary’ feels about as focused as an all-night bender, which I suppose is kind of the point, but is its natural, rugged charm enough?

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Today’s entry has the dubious honor of being the first movie I had to watch in two parts and in the process of doing so, I learned what element of a bad movie topples my threshold. I have seen worse movies during my run on Insomniac Movie Theater, but none of them so far were [...]

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Over the years, directors and producers including Billy Wilder, Jerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg, and Harvey Weinstein all tried and failed to land the rights to an adaptation of J.D. Salinger‘s most famous work, “The Catcher in the Rye.” After being deeply dissatisfied with 1949′s “My Foolish Heart,” the infamously reclusive author refused to license the [...]

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