Tim Jackson

Film Review: Levon Helm — An Appreciation of The Man from Turkey Scratch

September 3, 2013
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Musician Levon Helm’s folksy ideas about life, the anecdotes he shares, his reverence for American music and for the friends and comrades who gather around him, are inspirational.

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Film Review: “The Canyons” — Yucky But Likeable

August 31, 2013
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Lindsay Lohan is prostituting herself to a dreary vision of a Tinseltown shorn of even flickers of glory. And I like that.

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Film Review: “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” — Superbly Simple Noir

August 23, 2013
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The understated soundtrack by Texas musician Daniel Hart and the ominous cinematography of Bradford Young complement director David Lowrey’s keen sense of pacing.

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Theater Review: A Superb Staging of “This Is Our Youth” — A Perceptive Vision of American Muddle

August 20, 2013
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In this brilliantly written play, Kenneth Lonergan finds both the humor and angst in the moral muddle generated by the Reagan Revolution.

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Film Review: “Jobs” — A Diverting But Superficial Look At the Life and Career of Steve Jobs

August 16, 2013
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Jobs is not an awful movie so much as an awkward one — it falls short of its intent, which I assume is to dramatize the tenacity of genius.

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Film Review: “Elysium” — The Sound and Fury of CGI Signifying … Not Much

August 9, 2013
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Overall, Elysium is an entertaining distraction posing as a meaningful global allegory.

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Fuse News: A Quick Guide to The Outside the Box Festival

July 12, 2013
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Participants of Ted Cutler’s Outside the Box Festival recognize there could have been more publicity about the event.

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Film Review: Four Examples of Magic in the Movies

July 10, 2013
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David Blaine, Criss Angel, and of course, David Copperfield have used technology to create some highly sophisticated illusions, but films about magicians have been rare.

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Film Review: The Provincetown Film Festival 2013 — A Distinctly Humanist Focus

June 27, 2013
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As for new independent films, producer Christine Vachon noted that each generation requires fresh stories and comparisons with a ‘golden’ age of filmmaking are irrelevant.

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Film Review: “Man of Steel” — Balancing Nostalgia and Techno-Lust

June 15, 2013
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While the nostalgic exposition pays dutiful homage to the original story, the gangbuster finish should satisfy the audience’s summer techno-lust.

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