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Reviews

Sunday, November 17 2013

Separate Unequal, and 'Almost Human'

Where Almost Human differs from many of its predecessors and peers is the way it seems to revel in unreflexive prejudice.


Friday, March 15 2013

'The Call': Good Girls Fight Back

We get it. The killer is brutal. And he's psychotic. And he's unbelievably strong too. Must be the freeze-framey adrenalin.


Thursday, February 17 2011

'Vanishing on 7th Street' Turns Into a 'Twilight Zone' Episode

In Vanishing on 7th Street, ordinary individuals confront a fantastical, unnamed force consuming the world into darkness.


Thursday, July 17 2008

Transsiberian

Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.


Wednesday, June 8 2005

The Machinist (2004)

Trevor is an image disappearing, more about reduction and loss than self-knowledge and identification.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 1 2011

'Vanishing' Disappears Without a Discernible Artistic Trace

This is a sheepish one act play where a group of noted thespians on a single set (more or less) try their best to salvage some shoddy dialogue. As with many examples in the could-a/should-a/would-a been better genre, they can't.


Thursday, August 28 2008

'Transsiberian' Serves Up Old School Suspense

The little lie begins the deceit. Soon, the lack of truth clouds everything - from love to legality. Within days, loyalties which once seemed firm


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