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//Features

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2014
28 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

The world of cinema in 2014 is blessed with a host of performances by female actors at the top of their game. From zany sci-fi to lamentations on aging, the performances on these list will follow the viewer long after she leaves the theater.

//Columns

Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the 'Alien' Saga Went Wrong
4 May 2015 // 12:01 AM

Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.

We All End Up in Diapers: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
29 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM

Comparing the book to the film, it’s as if Fitzgerald laid just the foundation, and from that Roth built a multi-storied house.

//Reviews

The Game of 'The Game' Is a Beautifully Calibrated Perpetual-Motion Machine
18 Oct 2012 // 5:10 PM

Like many dream-logic movies, The Game wears a little thin; as the ground below Douglas keeps shifting, the movie circles through endless debates over the realness of his predicament.

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Is Less Than Meets the Eye
19 Dec 2011 // 10:00 PM

Lisbeth is an abuse survivor, alternately furious and philosophical about it. The details of that abuse will be revealed in sequels and are also telegraphed in the novel's original title, Men Who Hate Women.

//Blogs

The 2015 SEALS - Short Ends and Leader's Annual Film Awards
18 Feb 2015 // 3:54 AM

As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.

I Married a Monster? 'Gone Girl'
4 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

Even with its bestseller pedigree, Gone Girl would be a significant cinematic achievement, mostly for all the things it avoids while getting so much of the mystery thriller genre right.

//News

‘Gone Girl’ Powers Up With Formidable Women Taking Lead
4 Oct 2014 // 9:42 AM

There was one line Ben Affleck didn’t want to deliver in the new movie “Gone Girl,” according to director David Fincher: “I’m so

Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,' ‘Slumdog' travel on two distinct paths
15 Feb 2009 // 9:22 PM

New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - "The Curious

//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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