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Monday, December 29 2014

The Best Films of 2014

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.


Sunday, December 28 2014

The Best Male Film Performances of 2014

Cinemagoers in 2014 were given the opportunity to be captivated by tyrannical drum instructors, troubled Olympians, and ersatz superheroes.


Sunday, November 23 2014

Skype Dates and Ski Jumps: Johannes Kuhnke on the Role of a Lifetime

Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

'Force Majeure' and the Art of Putting Your Marriage on Ice

Provocative filmmaker Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure is getting awards buzz for setting the story of a crumbling marriage on avalanche-prone ice slopes.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 9 2013

'Play' Immerses You in the Feeling of Vulnerability

No one imagines or even tries to see another perspective, here. Play -- as performances, as games, as the assumption of roles -- takes precedence over understanding.


Blogs

Friday, October 24 2014

'Force Majeure' Is Gender-Biased Junk

That's some view... of modern marriage.


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