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'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is an Ode to the Eternally Undead City of Detroit
These vampires anticipate and understand death, and yet they mean to avoid it. Just so, Detroit -- decaying, yet vivid and eternal -- is their most perfect self-reflection. [24.Apr.14]
'Sensation: The Story of the Who's Tommy' Lives Up to Its Name
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot. [24.Apr.14]
'The Great Beauty' Is a Magnificent, Sensory-Rich Visual Poem that Pulsates with Life
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [24.Apr.14]
Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films of John Waters
He's made bad taste a true art form. In light of his recent birthday, here's our choices for John Waters' 10 Best Films. [23.Apr.14]
Catherine Deneuve Hits the Road in 'On My Way'
By Gina Kim
While the title On My Way implies the start of a journey that might be energetic and fresh, by film’s end, Bettie doesn’t seem like she’s moved much at all. [23.Apr.14]
Reviews
These vampires anticipate and understand death, and yet they mean to avoid it. Just so, Detroit -- decaying, yet vivid and eternal -- is their most perfect self-reflection. [24.Apr.14]
What more is there to say about the rock opera, Tommy? Quite a lot. [24.Apr.14]
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [23.Apr.14]
By Gina Kim
While the title On My Way implies the start of a journey that might be energetic and fresh, by film’s end, Bettie doesn’t seem like she’s moved much at all. [23.Apr.14]
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice. [23.Apr.14]
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker. [22.Apr.14]
DVD Reviews
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide. [23.Apr.14]
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice. [23.Apr.14]
Mixed Media
Features
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark. [21.Apr.14]
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]
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