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September 2014

The 10 Best Stop-Motion Animated Films

For most of us in the West, it was television and the work of Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass that made stop-motion animation an aesthetic given.


‘Tusk’ is Really Savage Like, Really Weird, and Really Good

Instead of playing with the anticipated and the preconceived, Kevin Smith takes a intriguing premise and circumvents our expectations.


‘The Maze Runner’ Gets YA (Partially) Right

The Maze Runner reminds us that an interesting idea, told well, can trump any number of artistic or aesthetic issues.


Siblings… Sadness… Suicide… ‘The Skeleton Twins’

This is one of the best films about the lingering effects of dysfunction that's been made.


‘7 Hours of Gunfire’ Attempts to Bring the Legends of the Wild West to the Spaghetti Western Genre

Since childhood, I have been attached to those legendary figures of the Wild West listed in the synopsis of 7 Hours of Gunfire.


The 10 Best Body Horror Films of All Time

From hangnails to horrific diseases, infections to amputations and all in between, here are 10 fright flicks that get the biology unbound right.


Tom Hardy’s Performance Elevates ‘The Drop’

It's quite a long buildup before we get to know the realities of Bob Saginowski's past. Once delivered, however, it's too little, way too late.


‘Dolphin Tale 2’ Is a Wholesome, Heartwarming Treat

Dolphin Tales is one instance where, despite the famous words of W.C. Fields, working with children and animals actually pays off.


‘Minnesota Clay’ Is an Early Checkpoint in the Development of the Great Sergio Corbucci

Minnesota Clay is a rocky but nonetheless promising start for legendary director Sergio Corbucci.


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