Ken Korman

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Ken Korman Posted: Mar 05, 2009 0 comments
Miramax/Buena Vista
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The end-of-the-world movie has evolved
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Ken Korman Posted: Nov 17, 2011 0 comments

It’s always fascinating to see how important films age over time, especially those that elicited strong, visceral reactions from audiences and critics when initially released.

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Ken Korman Posted: Jun 03, 2011 0 comments

It’s never easy making a film of a great novel. For director Stanley Kubrick, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita presented not only the fairly typical challenge of translating a story built around characters’ internal thoughts and feelings but also, in 1962, the task of dealing with a taboo subject. 

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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 30, 2011 0 comments

Forty years have hardly put a dent in Straw Dogs, the controversial 1971 film by director Sam Peckinpah (which spawned the faithful remake now showing in theaters). With its graphic depiction of violence, the movie remains as disturbing as ever.

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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 01, 2011 0 comments

Clinical depression isn’t exactly the stuff of Hollywood dreams. And in 2011, neither is Mel Gibson. His real-life drunken tirades have cost him dearly — and they make him an unlikely candidate for the necessarily sympathetic movie role of a severely depressed man who takes to talking through a beaver hand-puppet just to survive.

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Ken Korman Posted: Mar 29, 2010 0 comments
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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 17, 2010 0 comments

Hollywood has always had a troubled relationship with rock & roll.

Ken Korman Posted: May 06, 2011 0 comments

Consider the dense, multi-layered, centuries-old, and sometimes impenetrable culture of New Orleans — especially in the months just after Hurricane 

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Ken Korman Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments
Universal
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Ken Korman Posted: Aug 05, 2001 0 comments

It's hardly the kind of story that drives a classic Steven Spielberg adventure: boy meets spaceship, boy struggles to make a second date, boy lives happily ever after in space. No sharks, no dinosaurs, no Nazis to subdue. But Close Encounters of the Third Kind has endured thanks to its irresistible portrayal of human-alien contact and the sheer spectacle of its special effects.

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