AP Film Studies: Punks In Space

Repo Man’s Alex Cox blasts off with Bill, The Galactic Hero.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Back in the early ’80s, Liverpudlian director Alex Cox had just finished his debut feature, Repo Man, a twisted punk-rock crime comedy starring Emilio Estevez. But the film had yet to become a   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 AP KRYZA


There’s a ghost in the machine.

Movie Reviews & Stories
On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

You’re Killing Me, Barnabas

Dark Shadows is Tim Burton’s Arrested Development. Sort of.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Tim Burton takes a lot of guff. Admittedly, much of it is justified. Any director brazen enough to think the world was clamoring for a mall-goth interpretation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Gonzo But Not Forgotten: The Rum Diary Reviewed


Movies & Television
Johnny Depp went gonzo again, but not by WW press deadlines. We have a belated review. (In good Hunter S. Thompson fashion, it was turned in on time by an intrepid reporter, but to a lazy editor who posted it four days late.)The Rum DiaryWW Critic's Score: 62 Long before Raoul Duke descended on Vegas, before conquering the Kentucky Derby, prior to riding with the Hell’s Angels and ...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 AP KRYZA

Thar, It Blows!: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Johnny Depp's latest voyage on the sea of diminishing returns wasn't screened by WW press deadlines, but we walked the plank anyway.Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesWW Critic's Score: 31 The original Pirates of the Caribbean worked on so many levels because it behaved like its inspiration: a ride. The out-of-the-blue blockbuster was a fun and goofy and full of quirk and charm. Most importantly, ...   More
Friday, May 20, 2011 AP KRYZA

Beware the Jabberwock: Alice in Wonderland Reviewed

Tim Burton's 3-D tea party opens today. The movie was screened after WW print deadlines, so here's our review. Alice in Wonderland WW Critic's Rating: 42 A couple months ago, I braved the lines at New York's Museum of Modern Art to see the retrospective on Tim Burton. We were pilgrims, we young Burtonites, crowding around the sacred totems of our suburban childhood. Nostalgia? Sure. But ...   More
Friday, March 5, 2010 ALISTAIR ROCKOFF


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