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What Happened to the Amazing Spider-Man Franchise?
The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is supposedly in trouble. Why? [23.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]
The Caging of an American Revolutionary
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [22.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]
'30 for 30: Slaying the Badger': Shenanigans at the 1986 Tour de France
Slaying the Badger constructs an exciting, sometimes troubling story of competition and deceit, focused on the 1986 Tour de France. [22.Jul.14]
Reviews
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]
Slaying the Badger constructs an exciting, sometimes troubling story of competition and deceit, focused on the 1986 Tour de France. [22.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]
The film's best argument for the positive effects of music is made in images of individuals' vivid, apparently immediate responses. [21.Jul.14]
The absurd extremes of this story have an expansive quality that leaves acres of room to explore its moral, political, and socioeconomic possibilities. But it doesn't. [18.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
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]
Mixed Media
News
Features
By Ellise Fuchs
"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo." [16.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox. [13.Jul.14]
Columns
Channel Surfing
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [21.Jul.14]
Subaltern Talkies
Recent films from the action-masala genre project India as a global sheriff, replacing a toothless West as an expression of muscular nationalism. [20.Jul.14]
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