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Tuesday, 28 August 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Gandhi function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment MPAA rating: PG starring: Ben Kingsley, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangady, Martin Sheen, Geraldine James, Ian Charleson, Candice Bergen release year: 1982 film rating: Four-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Mohandas K. Gandhi became better known as Mahatma Gandhi – Mahatma meaning "great soul." Director Richard Attenborough and screenwriter John Briley have crafted a respectful biographical epic about the leader who popularized the concept of nonviolent resistance and helped win India’s freedom from Britain. The film "Gandhi" manages the delicate feat of simultaneously humanizing and lionizing its subject. The filmmakers recognize that Gandhi is heroic, but they don’t force us to look up at him – their gift is that they put us level with him, so that his actions seem not those of a saint but rather the choices of a living, breathing man (albeit one with more backbone and principle than most).
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Forrest Gump (2 DVD Set) function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Paramount Home Video MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson, Hanna R. Hall, Haley Joel Osment release year: 1994 film rating: Four stars reviewed by: Bill Warren "Forrest Gump" was the right movie at the right time -- and as always, unpredictably so. It won six Oscars, including for Best Picture (beating "Pulp Fiction," "Quiz Show" and "The Shawshank Redemption"), Best Director and Tom Hanks won a second consecutive Best Actor Oscar. It was a massive hit the world over, in every country where it was released, and remains a beloved film to this day.
Tuesday, 10 July 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Thirteen Days function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: New Line Home Entertainment Infinifilm MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker release year: 2000 film rating: Four Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Normally, when historical events are dramatized for dramatic films, there is some question as to which parts are accurate representations of actual events and which parts have been altered to be more screen-worthy. The DVD release of "Thirteen Days," the premier installment in New Line Home Entertainment’s Infinifilm series, aims to address this issue by packing as much factual supplemental information on the disc as seems technically possible.
Tuesday, 12 June 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Lolita function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Warner Home Video MPAA rating: NR starring: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon release year: 1962 film rating: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein There are a lot of contemporary films that could not have been made in 1962. ‘Lolita,’ director Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, probably could not be made today in this form. Things that were considered daringly implicit then would most likely have to be explicit now in order to register on most of the audience.
Tuesday, 17 April 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Bamboozled function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: New Line Home Video MPAA rating: R starring: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport release year: 2000 film rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein "Bamboozled" is a film that produces conflict both on the screen and within the viewer, a movie that doesn’t seem to prompt so much a review as it does a term paper. On the one hand, director/writer Spike Lee’s rage is understandable and, for much of the film, channeled into a remarkably multi-faceted narrative that covers a great deal of thematic ground. On the other hand, "Bamboozled" is intended as satire. The main character gives us a definition of the word "satire" as the film opens and, in case we’re still not clear, Lee explicitly states on the audio commentary track that "Bamboozled" is a satire (adding that some critics didn’t comprehend this). For most people, however, the term "satire" equals "funny," and while "Bamboozled" has the occasional amusing ...
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