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Film
Scorsese vs. Scorsese: Tales of Two Dreamers
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's? [16.Apr.14]
The Top 10 Thought-Provoking Science Fiction Films
Serious science fiction often takes a backseat to the more pulpy, crowdpleasing genre entries. Here are 10 titles far better than any "dogfight in space" adventure. [16.Apr.14]
Boundaries Are All Fictions in Godard's Breathless
Even now, after countless reviews and essays, it's easy to be captivated by the way Godard obfuscates our expectations for cinematic art. [16.Apr.14]
'The Making of a Lady' Is a Fine Portrait of Mystery and Misdirection
There is only one place to find the social acuity of Jane Austen and the inquisitive intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock, and that is in a Frances Hodgson Burnett story. [15.Apr.14]
Why 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Is Not a '70s Thriller Throwback
When the film's story showcases the turncoat nature of those in power, it doesn't have the impact -- or the ideas -- of the films from the '70s. [14.Apr.14]
Reviews
Even now, after countless reviews and essays, it's easy to be captivated by the way Godard obfuscates our expectations for cinematic art. [16.Apr.14]
There is only one place to find the social acuity of Jane Austen and the inquisitive intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock, and that is in a Frances Hodgson Burnett story. [14.Apr.14]
The direction is solid but not overbearing, the score subtle and light, the entire affair very nicely cushioned around Coogan and Dench's performances, and the film is all the more effective because of it. [13.Apr.14]
Oculus is only partly about a mirror, a terrible, terrible mirror, the kind that pops up now and again in horror movies, the kind that's full length with an ornate wooden frame, odious and unfathomable. [14.Apr.14]
Even if you might not share the Tea Party's views, Town Hall invites you to empathize with the sense of vexation and search for answers pursued by these Tea Party activists. [14.Apr.14]
Nicolas Cage jolts back to life for David Gordon Green's Joe, a Southern thriller and character study that asks more of him than grimacing or wigging out. [11.Apr.14]
DVD Reviews
Even now, after countless reviews and essays, it's easy to be captivated by the way Godard obfuscates our expectations for cinematic art. [16.Apr.14]
There is only one place to find the social acuity of Jane Austen and the inquisitive intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock, and that is in a Frances Hodgson Burnett story. [14.Apr.14]
Mixed Media
Columns
On Principle
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's? [15.Apr.14]
Short Ends & Leader
What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses. [13.Apr.14]
From The Blogs
Serious science fiction often takes a backseat to the more pulpy, crowdpleasing genre entries. Here are 10 titles far better than any "dogfight in space" adventure. [16.Apr.14]
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