Articles tagged crime

The Cathartic Expansion of One’s Tribe: An Interview With Director Angie Wang of ‘Cardinal X’

"I was a kid that grew up longing for a sense of community, acceptance and belonging, and that's really the most beautiful thing that I've found through making this film."

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Smudge and Jury: The Punk-Noir Pulp of ‘I, The Jury’

With all the roughneck charm of a '40s-era pulp novel and much style to spare, I, The Jury is a good, popcorn-filling yarn.

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Projecting Delusions: Two French New Wave Masters on the Dangers of Film

The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers and Ophélia will satisfy buffs who must track down previously obscure items from the French New Wave.

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On State of Mind in ‘Hounds of Love’

Through its sheer sense of presence, Hounds of Love doesn't ask for, but rather demands, an appreciation for the visceral experience it cultivates.

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A Lighter Touch in “Eat, Pray, Liv” Episode Helps ‘iZombie’ Move Forward

This episode puts a great deal in motion, yet iZombie never feels slowed down by too much plot.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Proves That Women Really Are Stronger Together

By revealing the ways in which society pits women against each other, Big Little Lies makes a case for radical solidarity.

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‘Free Fire’ Is Clever and Vigorous—Just Don’t Expect It to Be Smart

Ben Wheatley's latest is Reservoir Dogs meets Smokin’ Aces minus any and all narrative ambition.

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‘iZombie’: “Zombie Knows Best” Is a Signature Mix of Humor and Pathos

"Zombie Knows Best" balances Buckley's hilarious performance with the tonally different Clive flashbacks without missing a beat.

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“Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother” Eases Us Into ‘iZombie’ Season 3

"Heaven Just Got a Little Smoother" both catches us up and quickly drops the audience back into the high stakes facing these characters.

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’ Ghost in the Shell’: Sometimes Discovering Your Identity Means Fighting a Spider Tank

This version of the long running franchise focuses on visually dazzling aesthetics and beautifully choreographed action -- and spider tanks.

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Boston Underground Film Festival 2017: ‘Hounds of Love’

The captivity narrative in Hounds of Love explores the depths of a grisly co-dependence.

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Sci-fi Rewind: An Interview With Ghost in the Shell’s Chin Han

Chin Han gives his take on the Ghost in the Shell casting controversy and the real key to fixing minority representation in film.

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Love Is (Sort of) in the Air in ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVIII’

Can poverty or flaming meteors stop the course of true love? Sometimes.

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The Semblance Structure of Cruelty in Felipe Cazals’s ‘Canoa’

Canoa teeters between an overriding aestheticization of violence and a perverse registering of the real.

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‘Two O’Clock Courage’ Is Only a Quarter to Noir

This is a solid minor crime lark that tips its fedora to basic noir tropes.

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‘Something for Everyone’ Is an Early, Albeit Sinister, Example of Queer Cinema

Directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince, this film's provocative subject matter made it one of MPAA's earliest X-rated movies.

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The Challenging Emotions of ‘The Crying Game’

Despite its setting against a backdrop of recent British political history, Neil Jordan's excellent drama is also a timeless exploration of gender identity and moral ambiguity.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ and Ethnic and Racial Differences Within the Latinx Community

One of the most important messages of this show is that race is not all encompassing, but rather, it intersects with gender, sexuality, class, religion, and region in diverse ways.

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2 Mar 2017 // 4:00 AM

The Reluctant Superhero: Marvel TV in the ‘70s

Before the rise of the MCU, Marvel attempted to bring some of its most famous superheroes to television.

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Red Gets Poisoned, but ‘The Blacklist’ Gets Better in “The Apothecary”

Decent writing, great casting, and a potential plot twist help The Blacklist recover some of its faded glory.

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Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

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"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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