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Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Reviews

Wednesday, July 2 2014

Demons From Iraq Come to the Bronx in 'Deliver Us From Evil'

War is bad, demons are bad, walking on human skulls is bad. And then what?


Wednesday, February 20 2013

Evil on Film: 'Sinister'

This is a film that raises questions about our own obsession with the sinister, with true crime, with our need for monsters that might evoke monsters from the depths.


Friday, October 12 2012

'Sinister' Offers a Passing Shiver

Ellison's worth as a detective seems questionable. He spends lots of time writing down redundant questions ("Where is Stephanie?") and talking to himself.


Thursday, December 11 2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.


Monday, September 12 2005

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.


Blogs

Friday, October 12 2012

Home Movies - Horror Edition: 'Sinister'

Bagul is not... the kind of creature that keeps you up at night. Luckily, the rest of Sinister will.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008's 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.


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