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January 2014

The Case Against (and Against) Woody Allen

Though he's never been legally convicted of a crime, the ongoing battle between Woody Allen and the court of public opinion will never end.


Where Do We Go From Here?: The 2014 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes have proven once again that, instead of clarifying the year-end Best-ofs, the HFPA does a decent job of muddying already cloudy waters, just like they do every year.


Armond White: Asshole, or Activist?

Armond White allegedly heckled Steve McQueen at the recent NYFCC Awards ceremony... and people are surprised by this?


Seeking Direction: The 2014 DGA Nominees

The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for their 2014 Awards, and as usual, there are insights and snubs o' plenty.


‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Is Like a Shaky Cam Scooby Doo

By abandoning its origins to go all Ghost Hunters on its viewers, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones shows how defiantly desperate it is.


December 2013

The Top 25 Movie Moments of 2013

25 Reasons Why The Movies Were Indeed Magic in 2013...


‘Grudge Match?’ More Like Drudgery Match

Scrapping the bottom of the barrel for both ideas and archival fight footage, Grudge Match is like a bad Onion headline come to life.


Wander-lost: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

It's the Lonely Planet version of personal reinvention, a winning if ultimately weak walk through casual carpe diem and taking risks.


Greedfellas: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

As he does every time he takes on such epic material, America's auteur finds subtext in scope and insight in the increasing downward spiral of his lawless heroes.


How Does It Feel to Be Wrong?: ‘The Lone Ranger’ (Blu-ray)

Everyone was wrong when they tagged this Summer of 2013 entry a "bomb." Instead, it's a sorely misunderstood work of warped genius.


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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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