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Monday, January 6 2014

The Worst Films of 2013

For those who love film (as we do), it's often hard to hate the medium you enjoy so much. In the case of the movies listed here, the ability to loathe was quite easy, actually.


Thursday, March 8 2012

Agitprop to Occupy My Time: 'In Time' for the Revolution

If fiction and reality could merge, the hero of the film In Time would benefit from listening to Real Time with Bill Maher, who said to the Occupy movement, "When you occupy anything for too long people do get pissed off."


Tuesday, July 16 2013

'The Host''s Conflicted Valley Girl

Most of this film’s running time is spent as Wanderer and Melanie engage in a Gollum-like discourse; one trying to save her loved ones, the other trying to find the humanity that might exist in her.

Friday, March 29 2013

Resistance is Futile: 'The Host'

Even as The Host posits a faux world where humans resist, its real world is the one that produced it, a world where formula and repetition rule.

Friday, October 28 2011

'In Time': It's True, Time Is Money

Like a 99 Percenter in the making, Will is stunned to hear from Henry that -- oh my god! -- the system of doling out time is rigged.

Tuesday, March 18 2008


This film is quietly provocative, well crafted, and a subtle meditation on the future.

Thursday, September 15 2005

Lord of War (2005)

As Yuri plainly gets off on risk, he's also broadly representative of cavalier attitudes toward risk concerning vulnerable individuals and communities.

Simone (2002) [21.Aug.02]


Monday, April 1 2013

Sloppy Sci-Fi and Premature Product Placement... That's 'The Host'

If ever a film was manufactured by committee, it is The Host.

Friday, December 2 2011

Verve: 'In Time'

It may not be Gattaca, but In Time has enough verve to make it one of the more interesting sci-fi films of 2011.

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