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September 2014

The Best and Worst Films of Summer 2014

Time to put a fork in the 2014 Summer Movie Season. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst films that filled our hot, sticky days with cinematic joy, sorrow and boredom.


August 2014

‘The November Man’ Is Not As Bad As It Seems—and Not As Good

Perhaps a tad too overcomplicated, this still satisfies as a slightly less than b-picture level actioner.


‘Fear in the Night’ Is a Good Nightmare

Perhaps Fear in the Night will never look or sound better, always like a nagging, half-forgotten celluloid memory.


I Kept Waiting for Lee Van Cleef to Save ‘God’s Gun’ With His Duel Roles

It's not the worst picture ever made, or even the worst Spaghetti Western, but its many low-points bury its few high-points.


We’re in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking

Flicker Alley's new Blu-ray/DVD combo We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking provides a glimpse into obscure corners of film history.


Richard Attenborough’s 10 Greatest Artistic Triumphs

While his life was filled with many career triumphs, the late Richard Attenborough will always be remembered for these ten examples of his undeniable talent.


How to Fix a Film Like ‘If I Stay’

This YA tearjerker could have worked, and it should have worked, but it had it's own demise already written into its DNA.


‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is Almost Lightning in a Bottle

Is two-thirds of a decent Sin City sequel enough? After nine years of waiting, almost.


‘Are You Here?’ If So, I Feel Sorry for You…

This is a horribly unfunny comedy by someone celebrated for reinventing the TV drama.


‘Good Sam’ Is Anything But a Feel-Good HIt

Good Sam juxtaposes the reality its characters live in with a sort of Shirley Temple optimism.


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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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