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March 2014

‘Sabotage’ the Trailer vs. ‘Sabotage’ the Movie

The Sabotage audiences see on Friday will have very little to do with the version being pimped in the promos.


‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is Quite the Caper

Luckily, Muppets Most Wanted is "almost" as good as the first go around, a rousing entertainment which pales only slightly in comparison to its predecessor.


Ranking the Greats: Lars Von Trier’s 10 Best Films

He's both beloved and berated by film fans around the world. Yet, for us, these 10 examples explain why Lars Von Trier is one of the artform's best.


Profound Things Said in a Profane Way: ‘Nymph()maniac - Vol. 1’

Lars von Trier clearly intends to use perversion and the profane to same something quite profound about the human condition and he succeeds.


‘Need for Speed’? More Like Needs an Editor

This film is clichéd and cloying, a revenge flick measured in RPMs and MPGs vs. anything remotely resembling human emotion. Oh, and the action scenes stink, as well.


Kids, Cursing, and the Cruelness of Life: ‘Bad Words’

This movie is very funny, and for a comedy, that's everything. What's lying under the surface, however, may be more calculated than clever.


“Dumb” House? “Dull” House? Definitely Not ‘Dark House’

Dark House is lame. What it lacks in scares it more than makes up for in incomprehensible narrative choices


Annie’s Black… So What?

Annie may indeed be black now, but that doesn't matter. Your reaction, on the other hand, is what's really important, and what it says about you, and the state of society, is even more telling.


‘The Lunchbox’ Is an Enticing Debut

The Lunchbox is an enticing debut offering packing a potent flavor that will linger on your tongue.


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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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