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Matthew Wollin


Sunday, January 12 2014

HBO's 'True Detective' and the Gentle Apocalypse of the Louisiana Landscape

Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) encounter a rogues' gallery of supporting characters, including the bad men we need to keep other bad men from the door.

Wednesday, October 30 2013

'New York Film Festival 2013': A Dizzying Panorama

The Wind Rises was the first film that I saw at the Festival and a lovely note on which to close, creating the sense of wonder and excitement you want from movies.

Tuesday, September 17 2013

'The Mindy Project': James Franco as a Sex Therapist

Again, Mindy and Danny appear in a few moments of camaraderie-and-maybe-more, communicated with engagingly subtle looks and gestures.

Friday, September 6 2013

'Adore' Looks Like Porn Produced by Architectural Digest

Adore doses out a disturbing premise with a sugary gloss that makes it go down almost too easily and makes you wonder whose fantasy you might be watching.

Thursday, July 11 2013

'Orange is the New Black' Is Imprisoned Between Comedy and Drama

As its characters remain thinly rendered types and the situations predictable, Orange is the New Black veers from melodrama to slapstick.

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