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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


Reviews

Monday, July 22 2013

How Do You Draw in a New Audience for Such Repellent Subject Matter As 'Maniac'?

Franck Khalfoun's reimagining of the infamous '80s slasher film is more artistically coherent than its predecessor, but just as violent and unsettling.


Monday, July 1 2013

There's Something Strange About the Mannequins in 'Maniac'

In Franck Khalfoun's remake of the 1980 horror-thriller classic, Maniac, mannequins are the playthings of a deranged serial killer who stalks women on the streets of Los Angeles.


Thursday, November 8 2007

P2

You could say the killer finds himself in his art. You could also say you've seen that art -- and this movie -- before.


Blogs

Friday, October 18 2013

Cruel and Unusual...and Good: 'Maniac' (Blu-ray)

It's this sense of hope, no matter how inaccurate or wrong-minded, that makes this Maniac different. Add in the artistic approaches and you have something that's worthy of approval, not uproar.


Saturday, January 30 2010

Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

For many, an Academy Award is the apex of an already fine career. It's an establishing benchmark, a sign from the industry and your peers


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