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December 2014

Why Sony Shouldn’t Have Nuked Seth Rogen and James Franco’s ‘The Interview’

Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea.


‘Hands of a Stranger’ Is a Psychological Hand Job

Hands of a Stranger never works as suspense or horror, but it is odd in its own way, particularly for those fixated on hands.


‘The Desert Song’ Is Pretty and Dull

This trip through the sands of Technicolor is more pretty than it is anything else.


Life Is in 3D Under ‘The Bubble’

Gonzo yet muffled, Under the Bubble is more interesting for its breakthrough in 3D filmmaking than its dramatic bona fides.


Ten Cases of Sacked Directors

With Paramount announcing Roberto Orci's replacement as director of the upcoming Star Trek 3, we look back at ten other times when studios and suits played musical chairs with their filmmakers.


‘Wicked, Wicked’ Is More Bad Than Evil

Wicked, Wicked is a legendarily obscure title that is liable to remain obscure.


‘Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid’ Was Supposed to Make Italy’s Greatest Boxer a Movie Star

Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid is proof that the athlete-to-actor transition is no natural one, but it's worth seeing if your expectations aren't too high going into it.


‘Boy Meets Girl’ Is Brought Home by (Lloyd) Bacon

The sharp direction of Lloyd Baker, along with the ace acting of James Cagney and Pat O'Brien, makes this rat-a-tat '30s comedy a gem.


The 10 Best Films That Combine Live Action With Animation

Disney may have "invented" it, but here are ten examples where live action footage blended with animation to become a cinematic statement all its own.


The Songs of ‘They Shall Have Music’ Save the Sappy Melodrama

Sure, this is a melodramatic, but don't be ashamed of that swelling in your heart... the music really is that beautiful.


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