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Skype Dates and Ski Jumps: Johannes Kuhnke on the Role of a Lifetime
Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways. [24.Nov.14]
'The Vanishing' Tells the Horror of Privileged Lives in Prosperous Counteries
The evil is both banal and terrifying in George Sluizer's 1988 labyrinthine thriller. [24.Nov.14]
A Newsroom in an Apocalypse: 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire'
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [24.Nov.14]
'Foxcatcher' Is Another Tale of Men Being Men
None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves. [22.Nov.14]
In 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1', Propaganda Wins
This penultimate installment of The Hunger Games film saga is all about perception, the film frequently has you watch someone watching someone while being watched by someone. [21.Nov.14]
Reviews
The evil is both banal and terrifying in George Sluizer's 1988 labyrinthine thriller. [24.Nov.14]
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [23.Nov.14]
None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves. [22.Nov.14]
This penultimate installment of The Hunger Games film saga is all about perception, the film frequently has you watch someone watching someone while being watched by someone. [21.Nov.14]
Extraterrestrial's "formula-as-purpose" style doesn't make it the "meta" movie it wants to be; instead, it's just grating and mired in cliché. [21.Nov.14]
The timeless adventure of Edmund Talbot, who undertakes a journey from England to Australia to find a new life is also part of the career adventure of the Benedict Cumberbatch. [20.Nov.14]
DVD Reviews
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [23.Nov.14]
Leviathan plays like a cheap, schlocky, caffeine-hyped attempt at sci-fi Hitchcock, with a healthy dose of John Carpenter horror thrown in for good measure. [06.Nov.14]
Mixed Media
News
Features
Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways. [23.Nov.14]
Many films this year have dealt with how the internet and social media has changed the romantic landscape, and Kate Lyn Sheil, star of The Heart Machine, has more than a few thoughts of her own on the subject. [18.Nov.14]
Columns
Short Ends & Leader
By Tara Gupta and Carol Vernallis
If The Great Gatsby is a peep through a keyhole at the dirty underbelly of extreme wealth from a bygone era, Small Apartments kicks the door down and lays bare a grotesque characterization of today’s urban lower middle class. [17.Nov.14]
Channel Surfing
Rather than recapitulating the faux sentiment of veterans' poppies, BBC's Centenary Collection gives viewers a chance to really understand WWI. [13.Nov.14]
From The Blogs
He was more than just a filmmaker. With his passing at age 83, Mike Nichols leaves behind a legacy filled with awards and attitudes which influenced every medium he was involved in. [21.Nov.14]
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