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Lean, Mean, and Smoking!
Kris McKay
"...debut indicated an unfocused mess, despite songs culled from David Halley, John Hiatt, Jon Dee Graham, and even the..."

July 12, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Lean and Mean?
"...by percentage, an even larger cut than Land Commissioner David Dewhurst's 110-person early-January "massacre" -- would result in a..."

March 19, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Doctor Zhivago
Directed by the modern-day king of epics, David Lean, this overlong and over-romantic Oscar-winner should be experienced by everyone at least once in a lifetime.
"...Directed by: David Lean. Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom..."

June 19, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Theeb
A young Bedouin boy in 1916 has an adventure in the war-torn desert
"...About as perfect a companion piece to David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia as one could hope for,..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.
"...their movies more classically structured – they are not David Lean – but it is my duty to inform..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Cold Mountain
Swoony kisses and true grit mark this Civil War epic from the director of The English Patient.
"...a capital E, a throwback to the time of David Lean, when a filmmaker knew how to fill a..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The saga ends (and ends) back in the Shire where it began.
"...adaptations are indeed genius – no other epic since David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia has managed the kind of..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Indochine
"...At times moving and enthralling in the tradition of David Lean's epics during the 1960s, Wargnier's film nevertheless tends..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

The Silk Road
"...never realizes the visual and emotional grandeur of a David Lean or Akira Kurosawa film. Only the battle scenes,..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Railway Man
Colin Firth stars with Nicole Kidman in this memoir about a WWII POW in Burma who, in the present day, still suffers repercussions.
"...a mustache, and the resemblance to Omar Sharif in David Lean’s war epic, Doctor Zhivago, is uncanny: same poetic..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Major League II
"...Directed by: David S. Ward. Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen,..."

April 1, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Heist
"...Directed by: David Mamet. Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Delroy..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shazam!
DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes
"...Directed by: David F. Sandberg. Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel,..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Run Fatboy Run
Funnyman Simon Pegg stars in this soft and plodgy rom-com: Sadly, this by-the-numbers redemption tale careens uncomfortably from sentimentality to stomach-turning sight gags.
"...Directed by: David Schwimmer. Starring: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lawrence of Arabia
This desert epic won seven Academy Awards and features Peter O'Toole in his first starring role, as the adventurer T.E. Lawrence.
"...Directed by: David Lean. Starring: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness and..."

July 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fatal Instinct
"...Nineties and barely breaks the skin. He and screenwriter David O'Malley tackle such sex 'n' slash favorites as Fatal..."

Nov. 5, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
Even though 2002 was an exceptional year for American cinema, American art has never been more marginalized, ghettoized, and controlled, than it is today.
"...Cinema, in 1962, saw David Lean's British-American Lawrence of Arabia, John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Walk Like an Egyptian
"...damn well know it. Alongside partners Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, the hyperactive producer is the "K" in DreamWorks..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Discus Maximus
New and nifty dvds
"...This deluxe DVD presentation of David Lean's epic comes with all the "Special Edition" trimmings..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

The Woodsman
Writer-director Nicole Kassell’s debut film is a lean drama anchored by subject matter which, although difficult, remains distantly disquieting yet never challenging.
"...Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def, Benjamin Bratt, David Alan Grier and Eve. Writer-director Nicole Kassell’s debut film..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: A Night in Barcelona
The collision between human truths and political truths results in no truth
"...ON EILEEN, leaning against a wall. Draws a cigarette from a pack..."

June 18, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Atonement
Joe Wright has fashioned an epic piece of moviemaking from Ian McEwan’s novel: Starring Keira Knightley, the film is consumed with the nature of storytelling and the moral responsibility of the storyteller.
"...of moviemaking here in the tradition of fellow countrymen David Lean and Anthony Minghella (who cameos in the film’s..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Black Book
Although in many ways a characteristically perverse Paul Verhoeven spectacle, this Dutch World War II resistance story is more morally shaded as well as handsomely mounted and suspenseful.
"...a Saturday matinee. In the production notes, Verhoeven cites David Lean as an influence, and the film has Lean’s..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Waterland
"...and Mary's life-long relationship in a manner evocative of David Lean's Ryan's Daughter and John Schlesinger's Far From the..."

Nov. 20, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Howards End
"...the three Forster films of the Eighties as well: David Lean's A Passage to India (1984) and the Merchant/Ivory..."

July 31, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...Henry II) and Katherine Hepburn (as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane) engage in deliciously written verbal warfare while..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Scanlines
The Star Maker
"...Brief Encounter D: David Lean; with Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Cyril..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Screens Feature

Toros Tryouts: Day One, Part Two
"...I had a long conversation with a man named David Thompson. A retired electrician originally from Jamaica, Thompson had..."

Oct. 22, 2006 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Sculpting a School
David Deming on the Art of Being a Dean
"...It's the hands. Even if you didn't know David Deming was a sculptor, you still might guess that..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary
Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies
"...never looked better than with frost clinging to them. David Lean’s epic take on Boris Pasternak’s novel – about..."

May 19, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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