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The Hays Code Nightmare Has Come True. Ain't That Grand?
The '30s era Hays Code limited significantly what artists could express and what audiences could see. Today's LGBT media has blasted through all that. [27.Feb.15]
'Lucy' Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science
Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack. [27.Feb.15]
Don't Want to Miss This Thing: An Interview with Aerosmith
Aerosmith has released concert DVDs before, but with Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, they are on the silver screen for one night only. Tom Hamilton tells us about the hits, the fits, and the pursuit of naughty bits. [26.Feb.15]
10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)
Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon. [26.Feb.15]
'Bluebird' Makes for a Thoughtful Examination of Distraction
By Renee Scolaro Mora
Every character in Bluebird reminds us of how we might deliberately distract ourselves, in ways that simultaneously buffer and generate pain. [26.Feb.15]
Reviews
Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack. [26.Feb.15]
By Renee Scolaro Mora
Every character in Bluebird reminds us of how we might deliberately distract ourselves, in ways that simultaneously buffer and generate pain. [26.Feb.15]
The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself. [25.Feb.15]
This Mexican horror remake evokes the mood, atmosphere and acting of the classic era of horror. [24.Feb.15]
Big Hero 6 demonstrates how Disney does animated storytelling like no other. [23.Feb.15]
There are many surprises to be found in Caveman, not the least of which is that it is not a complete waste of time. [22.Feb.15]
Mixed Media
News
By Betsy Sharkey
When it comes to the Oscar endgame — winning, losing or just being in the running — it’s all about the numbers:… [20.Feb.15]
Features
Aerosmith has released concert DVDs before, but with Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, they are on the silver screen for one night only. Tom Hamilton tells us about the hits, the fits, and the pursuit of naughty bits. [26.Feb.15]
Is Birdman's metacommentary the theatre within cinema that it appears to be? [23.Feb.15]
Columns
Queer, Isn't It?
The '30s era Hays Code limited significantly what artists could express and what audiences could see. Today's LGBT media has blasted through all that. [26.Feb.15]
On Principle
Network and cable programming both demonstrate overwhelming irresponsibility and contradiction concerning depictions of sexual violence and abuse. [19.Feb.15]
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