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The Defiant New Postmodern Tamil Cinema
Fed up with the empty rhetoric of utopian ideology and highfalutin discourse, the new generation of filmmakers take their frustrations out on the grand narratives of Tamil cinema. [12.Sep.14]
'Minnesota Clay' Is an Early Checkpoint in the Development of the Great Sergio Corbucci
Minnesota Clay is a rocky but nonetheless promising start for legendary director Sergio Corbucci. [10.Sep.14]
'Night Moves' Depicts the Blindness and Violence of Ideology
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall. [10.Sep.14]
'Devo: The Men Who Make the Music/Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig': Punk and Progressive
If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation. [10.Sep.14]
The Top 5 Sci-Fi Movies That Never Were
No, David Cronenberg’s Total Recall never made it to the screen. And we are all the poorer for it. [9.Sep.14]
Reviews
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new. [14.Sep.14]
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together. [11.Sep.14]
If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation. [09.Sep.14]
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall. [09.Sep.14]
A slack conclusion can't totally detract from the twisty script, mannered performances, and uncommonly gorgeous direction that make Proxy, the must-see independent thriller of 2014 so far. [08.Sep.14]
The premise of the film is too silly to ring as true, but the palpable chemistry of Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche makes this an enjoyable trifle. [09.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new. [14.Sep.14]
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together. [11.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
Features
For fans of everything from the truly buzz-worthy (Terry Gilliam) to that found footage trope yet again (Casey La Scala), this warm-up to the end of the year awards has you covered. [05.Sep.14]
Ira Sachs' moving new film boasts career-best work from his lead actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a partnered couple. [02.Sep.14]
Columns
Subaltern Talkies
Fed up with the empty rhetoric of utopian ideology and highfalutin discourse, the new generation of filmmakers take their frustrations out on the grand narratives of Tamil cinema. [12.Sep.14]
The Cult in Culture
Surely even Dirty Harry needs a break from cinematic violence, some time off at Walden Pond. Though I doubt its tranquility would deter him from picking off the sparrows. [27.Aug.14]
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