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January 2014

Be-Labor-ed ‘Day’

Instead of taking the genre and defying expectations, Labor Day merely defies logic.

Oh Bro-ther: ‘That Awkward Moment’

It's not really a movie about relationships but the idea of relationships. It's not a movie about people like this but the idea of people like this.

25 Living Filmmakers Who Deserve the Best Director Oscar

Among the many Oscar oversights are the numerous filmmakers who deserve/deserved Best Director accolade and yet never received any. Here are 25.

No Direction in the Home Stretch

Both the DGA and PGA have made this year's Oscar race even more unpredictable, for good and for bad.

Dear Internet, Welcome to the World You Created: Quentin Tarantino and the ‘The Hateful Eight’

The situation with Quentin Tarantino and the script for his unproduced project The Hateful Eight shows just how precarious playing Messageboard Nation can be.

‘Never Let Me Go’ (1953)

Clark Gable gets a little Russian.

‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Vol. 1’ Proves That Troma Has Lost None of Its Bite

Simultaneously exploiting and expanding on its ideals, Return to Nuke 'Em High sets itself up as an indictment of various contemporary cruelties while adding the slapstick splatter the brand is known for.

I, Copycat… I, Repetitive… I, Unnecessary… That’s ‘I, Frankenstein’

For pre-teen viewers, I, Frankenstein is like making a zombie into a pet, or playing exorcist over your friend's demonically possessed little sister.

How to Improve the Oscars… Or at Least Shorten the Telecast

Believe it or not, the annual Academy telecast doesn't have to be a slog. Here are some ways to speed it up and still get the job done.

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//Mixed media

I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

// Moving Pixels

"The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

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