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Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Columns

Monday, May 5 2014

The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films

The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 29 2012

What Happens When the Average Guy Suddenly Ain't So Average: 'Chronicle'

This film is one of the best examples of the possibilities of the found-footage format.


Thursday, February 2 2012

'Chronicle' Makes Your Job Too Easy

Chronicle misses the point of the found-footage film -- that the point of view is unstable and immersive, making you doubt what you see.


Blogs

Thursday, February 2 2012

The Unbreakable Breakfast Club Project

Not since [REC] and its equally masterful sequel have we seen something like this. Chronicle is a clever example of the found footage film done right.


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