Tim Grierson


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  • 5 years ago

    Considering that many modern-day music documentaries present an unerringly glowing portrait of the artist, it’s a pleasant surprise that Under African Skies not only draws attention to the controversy surrounding its subject matter but digs ...

  • 5 years ago

    When music labels re-release seminal albums, they'll often try to hook consumers into buying the same record they already have by loading it down with "bonus tracks": demos, B-sides, live cuts. For fans, the allure is obvious—it's a chance t...

  • 5 years ago | Film Reviews

    This year's Academy Award–nominated shorts offer a little something for every viewing temperament—though some categories require sitting through a lot of mediocre to get to the good. Of the five documentaries, Saving Face and God Is th...

  • 5 years ago

    Dennis Quaid's usual aw-shucks decency gets subverted in his role as Ely Vaughn, Beneath the Darkness's seemingly upstanding small-town Texas mortician who, obviously, is actually a closet psychopath since he smiles all the time, smokes electronic...

  • 5 years ago

    Zhang Yimou was an ideal choice to be chief director of the 2008 Beijing Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies. With recent movies like House of Flying Daggers and Hero, the Chinese filmmaker of Raise the Red Lantern has proven of late to be a ...

  • 6 years ago

    In past years, the theatrical release of the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts has provided a fun peek into intriguing bite-size cinema from across the globe. But for the 2011 edition, the series is at last making room for the five n...


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