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"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
17 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM
These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008
9 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Ecological Terror May Be Our New Monster: 'The Bay'
20 Mar 2013 // 5:10 PM
Given our culture’s obsessions at this particular moment in history, our monsters are likely to be monsters of disease and the digital frontier.
You Don't Know Jack: We Need to Have a Bigger Conversation
24 Apr 2010 // 1:05 AM
An early exchange between Janet Good and Jack Kevorkian neatly lays out their essential difference (the ways they share themselves with the world) and their most important mutual conviction, that those who suffer horribly have a right to choose how and when they die.
'What Just Happened?' Nothing Worth Watching!
6 Nov 2008 // 2:00 PM
Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it's handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding takes
Director brings some of his own industry experiences to 'What Just Happened?'
5 Nov 2008 // 8:02 PM
Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson (who gave us "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Rain Man" as well as the sci-fi botch "Sphere" and the Ben Stiller-Jack Black