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Nixonian Paranoia in 2014: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair. [2.Sep.14]
'Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering': Language Turned Inside Out
Eric Merola's documentary shows us what happens when our everyday language must be turned inside out. [29.Aug.14]
Yet Another One Bites the Dust: 'The Calling'
By Piers Marchant
Ironically, this film also takes pains to point out the obvious pratfalls of making yet another serial killer film in the first place. [29.Aug.14]
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]
Reviews
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair. [01.Sep.14]
Eric Merola's documentary shows us what happens when our everyday language must be turned inside out. [29.Aug.14]
By Piers Marchant
Ironically, this film also takes pains to point out the obvious pratfalls of making yet another serial killer film in the first place. [29.Aug.14]
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]
DVD Reviews
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair. [01.Sep.14]
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction. [28.Aug.14]
Mixed Media
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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