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April 2014

‘Dom Hemingway’ Offers Too Much, and Not Enough

Overwritten, overacted, and frequently over-stylized, Dom Hemingway is a movie that constantly gets in the way of itself.


The Prince of Panic: ‘Alan Partridge’

Over time, we become comfortable with Alan Partridge's panic. His seeming inability to do anything right provides a wellspring of witty weirdness.


‘Nymph()maniac - Vol.  2’: From Lust to Loss

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


The Best (with Caveats) Animated Films

When you think animation, do you automatically think Disney, Pixar, Anime, Miyazaki, Studio Ghilbi and/or stop motion. Here are ten terrific examples that will broaden your perspective.


Skip Over ‘Sabotage’ and Watch ‘The Raid 2’ Repeatedly

No matter what the box office receipts say, The Raid 2 is of greater value (and has a higher body count) than Sabotage.


I Spy - ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

This is a genuine delight, a smart film without so much of the CG filler these movies can often contain.


March 2014

A Short Shrift to Short Films?

Can showing short and experimental films in real movie theaters be a sign of disrespect?


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