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Why Sony Shouldn't Have Nuked Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'
Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea. [18.Dec.14]
'Mr. Turner' Is Mike Leigh's Portrait of an Artist
This film makes J.M.W. Turner's story fascinating, his personal failings and artistic innovations seemingly inevitable, throbbing, propulsive and painful. [18.Dec.14]
Dwayne Johnson Bulks Up for Nothing in 'Hercules'
One day, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will land a role in a film that’s fitting of his charisma, physique, and on-screen likability, but Hercules is not that film. [18.Dec.14]
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Is a Solid, not Sublime, Send-off
If all you care about is action, of witnessing outstanding special F/X and genre fantasy fashioned by a true master of such material, then this will satisfy your needs to no end. [17.Dec.14]
'Foxcatcher' Is a True Story About a False World
For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated. [17.Dec.14]
Reviews
This film makes J.M.W. Turner's story fascinating, his personal failings and artistic innovations seemingly inevitable, throbbing, propulsive and painful. [18.Dec.14]
One day, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will land a role in a film that’s fitting of his charisma, physique, and on-screen likability, but Hercules is not that film. [17.Dec.14]
If all you care about is action, of witnessing outstanding special F/X and genre fantasy fashioned by a true master of such material, then this will satisfy your needs to no end. [17.Dec.14]
For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated. [17.Dec.14]
Lord of Illusions is at its best when it balances noir mystery with supernatural elements without veering too far to one side or another. [16.Dec.14]
Within three minutes, the film connects stories across time as told by painters and observers and those who work in London's National Gallery. [16.Dec.14]
DVD Reviews
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [23.Nov.14]
News
Features
This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes. [05.Dec.14]
By Steve Neumann
The Star Wars universe is a microcosmical example of the long-standing battle over the necessity of narrativity in shaping our lives. [24.Nov.14]
Columns
Notes on Celluloid
The year 2014 saw classic composer/director teams hit new highs, as well as a considerable dark streak take over the world of film scoring. [15.Dec.14]
Stars in Our Eyes
Like many avant-gardists before them, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping view their performances not as an artistic practice or profession, but as an orientation toward life. [02.Dec.14]
From The Blogs
Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea. [18.Dec.14]
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