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Conspiracy is in the Air ... No Wonder Hollywood is Embracing Paranoianew

With 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Tea Partyers, and even Obama school-speech muckrakers dominating news cycles, conspiracy is clearly in the air. Hollywood has noticed -- that's why theaters are suddenly awash in paranoia.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  09-10-2009  |  Movies

'Quantum of Solace': The Evolution of Bondnew

Campy gadgets are replaced with revenge and exciting action in Quantum of Solace.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  11-20-2008  |  Reviews

More Lead than Gold, 'Quantum of Solace' Gets the Fingernew

Daniel Craig's second outing as Bond is as frustrating, sloppy and brusque as its predecessor was engaging, sleek and unhurried.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  11-17-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum of Solace' is Determined to Strike its Own Pathnew

Anyone hoping Daniel Craig's delivery of the iconic "Bond, James Bond" introduction at the end of Casino Royale signaled the return of the classic Bond, think again.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Peter Hemminger  |  11-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum' Offers the In-Process Restructuring of a Pop Mythnew

Reworking the Bond imagery keeps the franchise going, but it must be meaningful. Recent action pictures like Xavier Gens' Hitman have already stolen the series' chic, just as the Indiana Jones films have usurped its fun. Daniel Craig takes Bond beyond fun.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  11-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum of Solace' Gives Us a Neurotic Bondnew

One can adore Bond lore while also recognizing the need to conjure a new paradigm.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  11-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum of Solace' and 'My Name Is Bruce': Staid in Characternew

Bond's latest and Bruce Campbell's self-satire prove it's hard to escape old personas.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  11-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum of Solace': Don't Bet On This 'Casino Royale' Follow-Upnew

There's no point in calling Quantum of Solace the worst James Bond film yet. It isn't. The franchise has had some serious flops throughout the years, and Daniel Craig's second outing as 007 is better than those. But it doesn't live up to the promise of its predecessor.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  11-12-2008  |  Reviews

James Bond is in Mourning ... but He Still Kills Peoplenew

From the catchy theme song by Jack White and Alicia Keys to a suitably vindictive fate for its villain, Quantum is still a very good Bond movie (if not quite a match for Casino, which was a great one).
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  11-12-2008  |  Reviews

Daniel Craig Tries to Keep the Bond Legacy Afloat in 'Quantum of Solace'new

If nothing else, Quantum of Solace has that mouthful of a title. It's less important that the title derives from Fleming's fiction, as the movie itself generally doesn't. Which is to say, unfortunately, that it feels like a misfire.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  11-12-2008  |  Reviews

'Quantum of Solace' Doesn't Deliver on the Hypenew

Overhyped screenwriter Paul Haggis plods away with execrable emotional grand narratives of revenge, love, and betrayal that have no place in a Bond film.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Ben Richardson  |  11-12-2008  |  Reviews

Parallel Linesnew

The Kite Runner is a better film than the previews suggested, but it's far from perfect.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  01-14-2008  |  Reviews

'The Kite Runner': Out of the Pastnew

Forster's take on Khaled Hosseini's beloved book feels both consistent with the director's thematic interests but also like a further diminishment of his iconoclastic style.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  12-20-2007  |  Reviews

Crash Landingnew

Contrived and conventional, The Kite Runner fails to fly.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Cindy Fuchs  |  12-18-2007  |  Reviews

Staid Script and Direction Ground 'The Kite Runner'new

I'm worried. Marc Forster, the humorless auteur behind Monster's Ball and Finding Neverland, is directing the next James Bond movie.
NOW Magazine  |  John Harkness  |  12-14-2007  |  Reviews

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