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The Only Good Bug Is a Dead Bug: 'Starship Troopers' and the Politics of Science Fiction
By Jeremy Griffin
There's little a remake of Starship Troopers could add to the original's deceptively deep insights into the nature of social organization. [28.Apr.15]
Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone. [28.Apr.15]
More Definitely Means More in Joss Whedon's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Joss Whedon and his heroes and villains epic offers more this time around -- more characters, more plot points, more action -- and a few reasons for concern. [28.Apr.15]
Paul Thomas Anderson Douses Film Noir With Bong Smoke in 'Inherent Vice'
Throughout cinema history, there have been countless films made about detectives and stoners, but nothing has ever been quite like Inherent Vice. [28.Apr.15]
'Lord of the Flies' Is an Inferior Take on William Golding's Classic Novel
The 1963 novel Lord of the Flies is a transcendent experience in accurate filmmaking. The 1990 film Lord of the Flies is only a movie. [28.Apr.15]
Reviews
Joss Whedon and his heroes and villains epic offers more this time around -- more characters, more plot points, more action -- and a few reasons for concern. [28.Apr.15]
Throughout cinema history, there have been countless films made about detectives and stoners, but nothing has ever been quite like Inherent Vice. [28.Apr.15]
The 1963 novel Lord of the Flies is a transcendent experience in accurate filmmaking. The 1990 film Lord of the Flies is only a movie. [27.Apr.15]
Like a musical, The Boy Next Door often asks us to suspend our disbelief and take a ridiculous ride to an absurd place -- in this case, a place where first editions of The Iliad actually exist. [27.Apr.15]
Mommy has its memorable moments, but it's ultimately not worth the effort to watch obnoxious characters shout at each other for over two hours. [26.Apr.15]
Harrison Ford's performance in this film about a woman who doesn't age foregrounds the consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other, and how both affect imaginative horizons. [24.Apr.15]
Mixed Media
News
By Nicole Brodeur
The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later their infant daughter, Frances Bean. It also relies heavily on his journals, art and personal recordings. [28.Apr.15]
Features
By Jeremy Griffin
There's little a remake of Starship Troopers could add to the original's deceptively deep insights into the nature of social organization. [27.Apr.15]
By Paul Gibbins
All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory. [19.Apr.15]
Columns
On Principle
Furious 7's path to the screen is emblematic of the ways in which film and other media defy (and define) death as images develop lives of their own. [26.Apr.15]
The Next Reel
Not even the combined might of Superman, Batman, Predator and James Bond can save their respective series from sinking like an ocean liner into the Bay of Pigs! [20.Apr.15]
From The Blogs
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone. [28.Apr.15]
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