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June 2014

It’s Bay’s Way or the Highway in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

This is what happens when the idea for a film must pitch itself to its audience over and over again until the audience is convinced.


Train in Vain: ‘Snowpiercer’

This is a terrific, dark dystopian nightmare mixed with flashes of Terry Gilliam-esque absurdity and the filmmaker's own fractured frame of reference.


The Script for George Cukor’s ‘Her Cardboard Lover’ Leaves Much to Be Desired

There's really nothing wrong with the movie except the script, which has lots of firepower for something so tiresome.


Ten Examples of Films That Were Drastically Affected by “Harvey Scissorhands”

Harvey Weinstein is a savvy showbiz staple with a tendency to re-edit film -- drastically. Here are ten cases where he tackled filmmakers head on. Few survived.


‘Giuseppe Makes a Movie’ Does Good by the Reigning Auteur of the Trailer Park

Fast and loose, with dialogue driving almost every moment, Giuseppe Andrews became the new Godard of trailer park, hotel and apartment tales.


It’s the Talent, Not the Tale, That Makes ‘Think Like a Man Too’

Think Like a Man Too may be nothing more than a sketchbook for (the cast's) specialness, but while it lasts, it's a legitimate comedy contender.


Jersey Oys: Hollywood’s On-Going Problem with Musical Biopics

By shuffling the songs off to the side, Clint Eastwood does the Four Seasons and Jersey Boys a grand disservice.


Catch Up? or Clever? Warners’ Plans for DC

Is the Warners/DC rumor wishful thinking, a fool's paradise, or a strategic answer to Marvel's present domination of the genre?


The Top Movie Tearjerkers of All Time: Part 2

For our second part of this cinematic weeper overview, we present ten more films sure to get your tear ducts flowing.


‘Sky Full of Moon’ Is for Connosseurs of the 1950’s Almost-stars

This modest B picture from MGM offers unique pleasures and allows us to explore the mystery of writer-director Norman Foster.


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