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Tatiana Maslany Continues to Astound in 'Orphan Black: Season Two'
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television. [24.Jul.14]
A Dizzying Reverie of Nudity in 'Trans-Europ-Express' and 'Successive Slidings of Pleasure'
In these two films, Robbe-Grillet hones in on the plastic and empirical qualities of film, which expose entirely subjective and unreal states. [24.Jul.14]
Disney and Spike Lee Unite in 'The Spike Lee Joint Collection'
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status. [23.Jul.14]
'Death Among Friends' Is Blissfully Unconnected from Reality
So the idea behind this cop show is a smart, unthreatening woman of a certain age. It's a wonder why it only lasted one episode. [23.Jul.14]
'Scanners' Still Has the Power to Blow Your Mind
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time. [22.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television. [23.Jul.14]
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status. [22.Jul.14]
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time. [21.Jul.14]
Despite their flaws, A Fever in the Blood and Wall of Noise reveal the crucial role of the film editor. [21.Jul.14]
Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture. [17.Jul.14]
Stuart Cooper's World War II drama Overlord easily deserves a place among the great anti-war films. [16.Jul.14]
Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock, now in a sterling Criterion edition, remains lovely to look at and difficult to fully comprehend. [15.Jul.14]
The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien. [14.Jul.14]
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
News
By Rich Heldenfels
“Noah,” the biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, will be available as a high-definition digital download Tuesday (Paramount, $19.99). The DVD ($29.99)… [14.Jul.14]
Columns
Short Ends & Leader
Capital offers a savage critique of capitalism and the banking industry, but it fails to imagine its ability to sustain its inhumane and self-destructive practices. [29.Jun.14]
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