BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
"...Funny and sorrowful....[ANNIE HALL] puts Woody Allen in the league with the best directors we have." New York Times Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1977" New York Times "...ANNIE HALL and MANHATTAN remain cast-iron classics..." Sight and Sound "...A typically Woody Allen love story....ANNIE HALL proves that, when he's at his best, there's really no one to match him..." Total Film "...A deft blend of bittersweet romance, neuroses, Diane Keaton and out-and-out silliness..." Entertainment Weekly "As writer, director, and star, Allen pulled off one of the cinema's greatest hat tricks..." Premiere "Rightly regarded as Allen's masterpiece, the films bears an uncommon warmth as his films go..." Premiere
4 stars out of 4 -- "This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever."USA Today 5 stars out of 5 -- "Disney/Pixar has again come up with the best TOY STORY ever -- more laughs, more heart, more fun, more toys and all in stunningly well used 3D."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a jolly, slapstick comedy..."Chicago Sun-Times 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "TOY 3 manages to offer jeopardy and thrills plus unexpected moments of melancholy while never forgetting to have the most fun possible....It understands genuine emotion and is not afraid to get it up there on the screen."Los Angeles Times "[TOY STORY 3] finds real, resonant emotion in the antics of a bunch of children's toys....It honestly earns its emotion, moment by painstakingly executed moment." -- Grade: AA.V. Club "[T]he third film of the trilogy turns out to be gorgeously joyous and deeply felt....The climactic escape here ranks as one of the most remarkable creations in the history of animation."Wall Street Journal "Sweet...touching...humane...it is all about doodads stamped and molded out of plastic and polyester. Therein lies it genius, and its uncanny authenticity."New York Times "It's as madly mischievous and inventive as TOY STORY and its sequel....TOY STORY 3 is a salute to the magic of making believe." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "It winds its way gently towards its big themes instead of grabbing desperately at them, and because its plot is so beautifully worked out, getting there is almost all of the fun."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "TOY STORY 3 lives up to its predecessors in terms of cute yet clever humor and action-packed journeys, grabbing you immediately with an incredible opening."Premiere 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "TOY STORY 3, decked out in nifty, non-showy 3-D, is a joy to behold. It hits every button from laughter to tears and lifts you up on waves of visual dazzlement."Rolling Stone "[It] comes across at once as a tender, thoughtful valedictory and a symbolic renewal, with the old toys finally passed into new hands..."Sight and Sound
"...A sunny romantic comedy....Parker makes something hilarious and heartfelt out of [her character]..." Rolling Stone "...[Parker's] first fully commanding screen performance. She and Frankel have created a refreshingly up-to-the-minute heroine..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...A very Wood Allen-ish romantic comedy about the amorous travails of a family of neurotics....This is a rare comedy in that it's also a feast for the eye..." Variety "...It feels utterly contemporary....[With] smooth, psychologically rich performances....[Banderas's] performance has a joy and snap..." New York Times "...[This] comedy of manners pulls off a neat balancing trick, providing brittle urban humour on one hand, and on the other a mood every bit as opulent and romantic as the title suggests..." Sight and Sound "...Full of funny performers and beautiful Miami scenery and classic pop tunes....[Parker] confirms her bright, addled, quicksilver gifts for comedy..." Los Angeles Times "...Frankel's dialogue is smart and topical....Jack Wallner's cinematography uses its tropical colors and Art Deco architecture to create a pulsing backdrop..." Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "[B]lissfully funny and touching....Its characters manage to be romantic, hilarious and recognizably human at the same time."Rolling Stone "DAN IN REAL LIFE is a comedy of faith, that, in its wised-up feel-good way, restores yours." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] star-driven sophisticated romantic comedy....DAN offers the most pleasing kind of unforced charm as it uses a terrific plot device to examine the conflicts between family and romance as well as the joy and pain of being in love."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Touching, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, this little rom-com will melt your heart..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "With touches of classic Wood Allen....Carell subtly evokes the stretched nerves of a man with nowhere to turn."Empire
CMJ (12/21/98, pp.26-27) - "...rock 'n' roll fans who have yet to unearth the joys of American folk music may begin to see the light..."Dirty Linen (4-5/99, p.75) - "...some great, hard-to-find country blues and old-timey classics....this set brings together some wonderful performances that explore the pre-war blues and 'hillbilly' ethos of bad men, bad living and all the bad things that'll drag a good man down."
Q (p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The hero is the late James Jamerson - his stunningly free basslines still affect brain and body like little else."Uncut (9/03, p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The old dudes remain innately fluid..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou might have to search a long time to find a genuine pressing of the much-bootlegged 'Alley Cat' by Walter Brown....It's rocking hot and recommended."
Spin (p.58) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006"No Depression (p.101) - "ROCKIN' BONES offers a first-rate look into the wild, wondrous, sometimes wacky world of rockabilly in all its raw, mangy glory."