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December 2008

‘Slumdog’ Sizzles as One of Year’s Very Best

We all want to escape - our sense of self, our worthless lives, those moments of unfulfilling social conformity. Yet few of us have to

‘Yes’ is Better Premise than Product

It’s a very interesting question indeed: outside of a single turn as the voice of a cartoon elephant, is Jim Carrey still a viable

Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in ‘Pounds’

If there is one genre that’s in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it’s the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while

Kaufman’s ‘Synecdoche’ Is Complex, Compelling Quirk

Love isn’t easy. Neither is life. Both bring us so much sorrow and pain that it’s weird how obsessive we are over each

‘Gomorrah’ Gives the Mafia a New, Nastier Look

It’s all Hollywood’s fault. As far back as the earliest days of the cinematic artform, gangsters and mobsters have been romanticized into outsized

The Singing Revolution (Book and DVD)

Information on how to purchase this amazing documentary can be found at the film's official website -

Critical Confessions: Part 13 - The Appropriate Audience?

Who, exactly, is the audience for a World War II film in which a certain group of Nazis are portrayed as the good guys? Do

Image is Everything: Bettie Page (1923 - 2008)

Bettie Page had a face that was meant to be photographed. Forget the body - not that you could, actually - and the various racy

Mamma Mia!: 2-Disc Special Edition

Sometimes, the cinema can be a lot like oil and water. Certain facets of a film can struggle to stay together, eventually separating like the

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there’d be

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: 'Downfall' Explores Depression, Bulimia, and Suicide through Horror

// Moving Pixels

"Downfall finds horror in helpfulness.

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