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October 2014

The Problem With Current Sci-Fi Films and What We Should Learn From Watching ‘Moon’

With the recent surge in popularity of sci-fi/action hybrid films in mind, it's clear that sci-fi needs to get back to its roots.


The 10 Weirdest Horror Movies of All Time

Not all scary movies are horrifying. Sometimes, they're downright deranged. Watch these and you'll never look at your furniture, your appliances, your parents or anything the same way again.


In ‘Nymph()maniac - The Director’s Cut’, More Actually Is More

Even with all its XXX gimmickry, Nymph()maniac remains grounded in character. From someone like Von Trier, we'd expect nothing less, and we even get a lot more.


‘Fury’ Offers an Authentic Look at Life During Wartime

It's the brutality of Saving Private Ryan without the jingoistic flag-waving, the one-two punch of Clint Eastwood's Greatest Generation epics sans the strident moralizing.


‘The Best of Me’ Offers the Worst of Nicolas Sparks

Like a hack tunesmith that keeps rewriting the same melodies over and over again, hoping his legion of fans don't notice the ruse, we've heard this Sparks song before.


‘The Last of Mrs. Cheyney’ and ‘The Law and the Lady’ Do a Disservice to Their Shared Source

The subgenre of fanciful thieves stealing from the rich has seen much better iterations than these three takes on Fredrick Lonsdale's play The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.


Clint Eastwood Took to His Role in ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ as Though It Was His Destiny

Clint Eastwood may not have been a star when A Fistful of Dollars was released, but everything changed for him not long after that.


The 10 Best New Breed Horror Filmmakers Working Today

They are the contemporary voices of an ages old ideal, the new fear masters in a genre sometimes stunted by its own lack of (critical) legitimacy.


Five Ways of Looking at “Bloody Mama”

There are five reasons to revisit Bloody Mama in light of its recent Kino Lorber reissue.


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