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The Gunman on the Unemployment Line: Masculinity, Professionalism, and Ethical Bankruptcy
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. [28.Aug.14]
'Love Is Strange': Complicated Lives in Tight Spaces
The film reminds us of just how difficult it can be to find one's own tempo amidst radical changes caused by unjust circumstances. [28.Aug.14]
'The November Man' Is Not As Bad As It Seems -- and Not As Good
Perhaps a tad too overcomplicated given the demographic it's striving for, this still satisfies as a slightly less than b-picture level actioner. [28.Aug.14]
'The Wind Will Carry Us' Is a Challenging Climb to the Top of the Hill
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable. [28.Aug.14]
In 'The Love Punch', Money Does Buy Happiness
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction. [28.Aug.14]
Reviews
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction. [28.Aug.14]
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable. [27.Aug.14]
The film reminds us of just how difficult it can be to find one's own tempo amidst radical changes caused by unjust circumstances. [28.Aug.14]
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism. [26.Aug.14]
Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center. [25.Aug.14]
Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it. [24.Aug.14]
DVD Reviews
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction. [28.Aug.14]
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable. [27.Aug.14]
News
By Steven Zeitchik
The last year of Robin Williams’ professional life was a microcosm of his larger career — a mix of independent drama, animated voice work, studio comedy and even a TV sitcom. [15.Aug.14]
Features
By Pamela Monk
Movies create iconic, mythical teacher figures who, in two or so hours, do both more harm and more good than any actual human could achieve in a lifetime. [20.Aug.14]
Like the book that inspired it, Radio Free Albemuth works as a vindicating love letter to spiritual seekers who feel that humanity is capable of more than the Orwellian rat race of the modern era. [19.Aug.14]
Columns
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]
The Next Reel
After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory? [10.Aug.14]
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