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Reviews By Stephen Compall

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Robin Hood Theatrical Review
Robin Hood   Robin Hood Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/16/2010 1:18 AM EDT
This latest adaptation of Robin Hood is quite careful in the way in which it connects itself to the traditional legend.  The dénouement serves as a sort of origin story for the Robin Hood of legend, and it is fairly believable in its inevitability, both as legend and as the natural outcome of the preceding events, that it well rewards t... Read More

Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
Valentine's Day   Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/15/2010 10:38 AM EDT
I have a weakness for the cross-genre "interconnecting vignettes" conceit that crops up from time to time in movies.  I count Love, Actually among my favorite romcoms, and Magnolia sits somewhere in my seven favorite films of all time.  But I dare not compare Valentine's Day to that magnificent film, nor the many lesser but stil... Read More

Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
Edge of Darkness   Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/5/2010 8:48 PM EDT
In the beginning she appears in one of those sorts of home movies that you know no real parent ever takes of their children.  It is the sort of Hollywood home movie that depicts a pure frivolity and innocence, to contrast with the moment to come in which the parent, and we by proxy, lose these things.  I assume she is already dead, and we... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street   A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/3/2010 12:07 AM EDT
Freddy Krueger.  Is a killer.  Who kills people in their dreams.  With knives attached to his fingers. I apologize if I am spoiling the surprise for anyone, but I think it's important to be familiar with these facts, long embedded they may be in popular culture, should you choose to see last Friday's remake of horror classic A Ni... Read More

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