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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

'Rise' of the Post-9/11 Fictions

Speculations abound about the forthcoming release of Rise of The Planet of the Apes on August 5. Clingan postulates a narrative connection between Rise and Post 9/11 American-Arab relations.


Columns

Tuesday, August 23 2011

Alzheimer's and Other Troubles with Memory in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Rise of the Planet of the Apes blends past, present and future, bringing 1968 into 2011 into 3978. But apes cannot conquer Earth without conquering memory, first.


Reviews

Monday, January 2 2012

Not With a Bang or a Whimper, But With the Roar of the Jungle: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

If there is a message here, its not about changing our behavior. Or about giving money to the humane society or even PETA. Its about evolution's decision to end us.


Friday, August 5 2011

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Replays the Human Story

The movie is most compelling when it thinks about the ape and the human's likeness (and so critiques racism and speciesism), when Cesar and Will face each other or respond to one another.


Blogs

Thursday, August 4 2011

Great 'Apes' Reinvents the Franchise

A wonder of late summer popcorn season speculation, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the kind of throwback that fans of science fiction love.


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