Archive for tag: Tilda Swinton

Film Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

26 June, 2014 (07:46) | by Robert Horton | By: Robert Horton

Alfred Hitchcock called them the “plausibilists”—those nitpickers who can’t suspend disbelief long enough to swallow a movie’s colorful premise and just enjoy the thing. If you are a member of this army, you might have a problem with Snowpiercer. This futuristic picture has a whopper of a concept. Let me state that I have no […]

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Film Review: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

1 May, 2014 (07:35) | by Robert Horton, Film Reviews | By: Robert Horton

Given the subject matter—centuries-old vampires, decaying places, boredom with immortality—Only Lovers Left Alive might easily be a dreary slog through genre territory. Instead, Jim Jarmusch’s new film is full-bodied and sneaky-funny, a catalog of his trademark interests yet a totally fresh experience. It’s his best since Dead Man (1995), stirring evidence that the longtime indie […]

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Orlando and Orfeu – DVDs of the Week

17 August, 2010 (05:00) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Orlando (Sony) “Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old.” So commands Queen Elizabeth I to the androgynously beautiful young aristocrat Orlando (Tilda Swinton), the boy she has taken for her lover, and so he obeys, remaining unchanged over four centuries, or almost unchanged. One morning some hundred years later, the lad looks […]

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