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Critic Zack Handlen remarked, " This is still early Dick, which means that while interesting concepts are introduced, and there ’ s some play with identity -- Jennings develops an overwhelming faith in the prescience of his past self, a faith which most people can ’ t ever have in their present versions, and by the end he ’ s even referring to that past guy as a separate person -- the primary focus is nabbing you and keeping you entertained.
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Critic Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that the film was the greatest adaptation of the novel and remarked on Dunst's performance, " The perfect contrast to take-charge Jo comes from Kirsten Dunst's scene-stealing Amy, whose vanity and twinkling mischief make so much more sense coming from an 11-year-old vixen than they did from grown-up Joan Bennett in 1933.
Critic Danél Griffin remarked, " Romero freely admits that his film was a direct rip-off of Matheson's novel ; I would be a little less harsh in my description and say that Romero merely expanded the author's ideas with deviations so completely original that of the Living Dead is expelled from being labeled a true ' rip-off '".
Critic Harold Bloom remarked several years later that Fields ', " croaking his ghastly dirge to the uncertain sound of his dulcimer, is a parodic version of the Bard of Sensibility, a figure out of the primitivism of Thomas Gray or William Blake.
Critic Janet Maslin remarked that the director " uses his gift for eloquent abstraction to create sobering, obscenely beautiful images of a natural world that has run amok "; her colleague J. Hoberman called it " the culmination of Mr. Herzog's romantic doomsday worldview ".
Critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times remarked that " Here, using big movie stars and asking them to play each other, Woo and his writers find a terrific counterpoint to the action scenes: All through the movie, you find yourself reinterpreting every scene as you realize the ' other ' character is ' really ' playing it.
Critic James Fallows remarked that McCaughey's arguments against the stimulus legislation were similar to the false claims she advanced years ago against the Clinton healthcare bill.
Critic Alexei Korotyukov remarked: " Paradjanov made films not about how things are, but how they would have been had he been God.
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The point is already made by Hume, but see Mary Mothersill, " Beauty and the Critic ’ s Judgment ", in The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics, 2004.
Critic Leonard Maltin labeled Hawks " the greatest American director who is not a household name ," noting that, while his work may not be as well known as Ford, Welles, or DeMille, he is no less a talented filmmaker.
Critic Alexander Woollcott wrote of Bogart's early work that he " is what is usually and mercifully described as inadequate.
Critic Robin Roberts opines that this character " is shaped more by her femininity than by her medical, scientific training.
Critic Roger Ebert stated that Gellar and co-star Ryan Phillippe " develop a convincing emotional charge " and that Gellar is " effective as a bright girl who knows exactly how to use her act as a tramp ".
Critic David Hurwitz offers an alternative explanation for the piece's structure: that " Jupiter " is the centrepoint of the suite and that the movements on either side are in mirror images.
Critic Adam Roberts said of the novel: “ It is really quite hard to respond to this masterful book, except by engaging with its political content ; and yet we need to make the effort to see past the ideological to the formal and thematic if we are fully to appreciate the splendour of Heinlein's achievement here .”
Critic Bosley Crowther, film critic for The New York Times, liked the screenplay, the message of the film, and John Ford's direction, and wrote, " John Ford has truly fashioned a modern Odyssey — a stark and tough-fibered motion picture which tells with lean economy the never-ending story of man's wanderings over the waters of the world in search of peace for his soul ... it is harsh and relentless and only briefly compassionate in its revelation of man's pathetic shortcomings.
Critic Robert Christgau gave the album a B +, saying that " I find it impossible to give this record an A because it is just too weird.
Critic Lloyd Goodrich praised the work as “ one of the most poignant and desolating pieces of realism .” The work is the first of a series of stark rural and urban scenes that uses sharp lines and large shapes, played upon by unusual lighting to capture the lonely mood of his subjects.
Critic J. Dover Wilson notes that Richard's double nature as man and martyr is the dilemma that runs through the play eventually leading to Richard's death.
Critic and author Eddie Muller wrote, " Joseph H. Lewis's direction is propulsive, possessed of a confident, vigorous simplicity that all the frantic editing and visual pyrotechnics of the filmmaking progeny never quite surpassed.
* The Critic and the Heart ( 1957 )-Bolt's first professionally produced work, it involves Winifred Blazer, a middle-aged spinster whose life is ruined by the arrival of a mean-spirited art critic.
* The Pre-Raphaelite Critic is a collection of full-text and excerpted 19th century reviews of the movement and its individual members.
" Others criticised him, including Kushell, who clashed with Mirkin over the episode " A Star is Burns ", a crossover with the The Critic.
Critic Jim Harrington commented that Hansen's absence is noticeable on live performances of Stereolab's older tracks, and that their newer songs could have benefited from her backing vocals.
Critic Luis Leal attests that Carpentier was an originating pillar of the magical realist style by implicitly referring to the latter's critical works, writing that " The existence of the marvelous real is what started magical realist literature, which some critics claim is the truly American literature.
" ( This is followed by Frank Zappa's cameo as " The Critic ," who dismisses the 1920s-style tune as " pretty white.
Critic Dave Marsh suggests it is this moment that gives the recording greatness: " went for it so avidly you'd have thought he'd spotted the jugular of a lifelong enemy, so crudely that, at that instant, Ely sounds like Donald Duck on helium.
Critic Jerry Renshaw wrote, " A Double Life is an unusually intelligent, literate noir that is a classy departure from the pulpy " B " atmospherics often associated with the genre.
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As Critic Walter Kerr points out: `` Adaptations, so long as they are good, still qualify as creative ''.
Critic Dennis Schwartz wrote, " A remarkable indy classic, made on a shoestring budget by a group of still photographers.
Critic Scott Yanow wrote, " Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh ( and sometimes futuristic ) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries ... Art Tatum's recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists.
In 1839 Ward became editor of the British Critic, the organ of the Tractarian party, and he excited suspicion among the adherents of the party by his violent denunciations of the Church to which he still belonged.
Critic Groff Conklin reviewed the collection for Galaxy Science Fiction in 1954 ; although generally favorable, the review claimed that Sheckley was " still trying to discover his own particular bent " and that he " hasn't quite found his footing.
Critic Tim Knight, at Reel. com, notes that if the viewers can forget the " headlong dive into preposterousness, it's still a lot of fun ".
Critic Kyle Smith has argued that White " simply has a different aesthetic from that of the herd ", while critic David Chen suggested that he "( perhaps too ) vehemently believes in the integrity of his art and longs for the golden era when the mainstream still cared what film critics thought ".
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Critic John Clute wrote of M. John Harrison's early writing that it "... reveals its New-Wave provenance in narrative discontinuities and subheads after the fashion of J. G. Ballard ".
" Critic Stuart Byron calls his early Pink Panther films " two of the best comedies an American has ever made.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Stone's role as Chief Design Critic and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Yale University School of Architecture gave him the opportunity to recruit many skilled young staff members for his office.
Critic Roberta Reeder notes that the early poems always attracted large numbers of admirers: " For Akhmatova was
Critic Steve Turner suggests that Plant's early and continued experiences in Wales served as the foundation for his broader interest in the mythologies he revisits in his lyrics ( including those myth systems of Tolkien and the Norse ).
Critic Roger Ebert reviewed Deep Throat in an early 1973 column, giving it a no-stars rating and writing, " It is all very well and good for Linda Lovelace, the star of the movie, to advocate sexual freedom ; but the energy she brings to her role is less awesome than discouraging.
In early November 2000, Conservative Defence Critic David Price stated that JTF2 had been deployed to Kosovo, however, this was denied by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Defence Minister Art Eggleton.
" Critic Janet Maslin wrote of Terence Stamp's work, " Stamp plays the title role furiously, with single-minded intensity, wild blue eyes and a stentorian roar shown off in the film's early moments ... Glimpses of young, dreamily beautiful Stamp and his no less imposing latter-day presence are used by Soderbergh with touching efficacy.
) Critic and author John Clute writes that "… his early stories and novels display considerable intellectual complexity, and do not shirk the downbeat implications of their anthropological treatment of aliens and alienating milieux …" In his major essay on these early novels, author Ian Watson writes " Michael Bishop is both an exoticist and a moralist.
Critic Joachim Berendt wrote that " Since Ponty, the jazz violin has been a different instrument ", of his " style of phrasing that corresponds to early and middle John Coltrane " and his " brilliance and fire ".
Critic Silvio Sirias believes that Dominicans value a talent for story-telling ; Alvarez developed this talent early and was " often called upon to entertain guests ".
Critic and sf historian Thomas Clareson has commented that " Planet seemed to look backward towards the 1930s and earlier ", an impression that was strengthened by the extensive use of interior artwork by Frank Paul, who had been the cover artist for the early Gernsback magazines in the 1920s.
and The Critic ( the crew from The Critic worked on Klutter after its demise in early 1995 on Fox ).