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Great Movies with Terrible Sequels: Laughable Sequels in Action
Not even the combined might of Superman, Batman, Predator and James Bond can save their respective series from sinking like an ocean liner into the Bay of Pigs! [21.Apr.15]
A Vampire Falls in Love in Iran in 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night'
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the most exciting debut feature film of the decade thus far, showing a prodigious talent in director Ana Lily Amirpour. [21.Apr.15]
The World Is Ready for 'Star Wars Episode VII'
By Paul Gibbins
All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory. [20.Apr.15]
Double Take: Metropolis (1927)
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Double Take looks at the men, the machine, the Moloch, the maiden, the master, and Metropolis as we attempt to find the intermediary heart between the Expressionism and politics. [20.Apr.15]
You Can Tell Where 'True Story' Is Going Five Minutes In
No matter how much the ruthless male leads of this film (Jonah Hill and James Franco) try to control the narrative, it's all too obvious where their lie-fueled story is going. [20.Apr.15]
Reviews
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the most exciting debut feature film of the decade thus far, showing a prodigious talent in director Ana Lily Amirpour. [20.Apr.15]
No matter how much the ruthless male leads of this film (Jonah Hill and James Franco) try to control the narrative, it's all too obvious where their lie-fueled story is going. [20.Apr.15]
This tale of werewolves run amok in a retirement community could do with more guts -- in every sense. [19.Apr.15]
Unfriended raises a few good questions concerning how social media works, how it is used, and also how it shapes experience. [17.Apr.15]
By adding too many subplots and political asides to the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, Child 44 becomes a deadly bore. [17.Apr.15]
By Judy Hur
As Monkey Kingdom turns into another cookie-cutter family film in which the underdog overcomes all odds, it's easy to lose track of the incredible documentary footage. [17.Apr.15]
Mixed Media
News
Features
By Paul Gibbins
All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory. [19.Apr.15]
By Mark Palermo
The Left is veering uncomfortably close to the Right in its half-informed demonization of individuals and artworks, as response to Get Hard illustrates. [01.Apr.15]
Columns
The Next Reel
Not even the combined might of Superman, Batman, Predator and James Bond can save their respective series from sinking like an ocean liner into the Bay of Pigs! [20.Apr.15]
Themenastics
Boyhood sets itself the daunting task of reflecting the breadth of a human adolescence, but it instead reveals that it is in life's minutia that we find the most meaning. [16.Apr.15]
From The Blogs
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Double Take looks at the men, the machine, the Moloch, the maiden, the master, and Metropolis as we attempt to find the intermediary heart between the Expressionism and politics. [20.Apr.15]
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