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March 2014

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.


The 10 Greatest Unmade Movies of All Time (Part 2)

Another 10 examples of possible productions that never got made, and why the declined studios should reconsider their decisions.


Don’t Legalize It: A Conversation with Bernard Robichaud of the Trailer Park Boys

Canada's Trailer Park Boys have become a comedy institution in its own right, and with the stoner-ready release of Don't Legalize It -- their third film -- Bernard Robichaud tells us about the filming, his fitness, and tossing joints in the trash.


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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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