Robert Abele

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  • The strange irony of Fox off-loading the new (yet long-completed) Mike Judge comedy without screenings, trailers, posters, or marketing is that in the IQ-obliterated future Judge's movie envisions, the biggest evil in the collective sanding of...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Van is being billed as "the final chapter in the Barrytown Trilogy," Irish author Roddy Doyle's group of novels set in a fictional north Dublin suburb that also consists of The Commitments and The Snapper. That "final chapter" label, courtesy ...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    British filmmaker Peter Greenaway sits near a window in the dining room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; he indicates with his eyes a man walking along the sidewalk toward Hollywood Boulevard. In trying to explain his use of multiple imagery in h...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    One of the biggest discussion topics among cinephiles these days--courtesy the recent Oscar season--is whether Hollywood is petering out because it can't produce the kind of probing, intelligent films the independents are cranking out these days. ...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    Selena opens with a reenactment of the slain Tejano singer's February 1995 event-style concert at the Houston Astrodome. Bedecked in a sparkling purple jumpsuit, the beloved Texas native (played by Jennifer Lopez) is shown singing a few disco nugg...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    If we take Bob Rafelson at his word, Blood & Wine completes a trilogy about family relationships that started with the director's two crowning achievements, 1970's Five Easy Pieces and 1971's The King of Marvin Gardens. Those two films are so ofte...

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