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Film
Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries'
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement. [21.Apr.14]
Johnny Depp Is Ubiquitous Not Only in Real Life, but in 'Transcendence', Too
The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea. [18.Apr.14]
'Make Your Move' Ain't Got the Groove
Make Your Move seems determined to take the most circuitous route through its myriad generic clichés. [18.Apr.14]
Jan Svankmajer's 'Alice' Is the Perfect Marriage of Content and Style
Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder. [18.Apr.14]
Dear Studios: Stop with the Post-Credits Stingers!
Whatever the case, the stinger trend, once seemingly novel, has now run its course. [17.Apr.14]
Reviews
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement. [20.Apr.14]
The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea. [18.Apr.14]
Make Your Move seems determined to take the most circuitous route through its myriad generic clichés. [18.Apr.14]
Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder. [17.Apr.14]
This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse. [17.Apr.14]
Kermit the Frog may have said it’s not easy being green, but this entertaining documentary shows that it’s sure not easy being a ginger, either. [16.Apr.14]
DVD Reviews
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement. [20.Apr.14]
Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder. [17.Apr.14]
Mixed Media
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]
From The Blogs
Lucky Them focuses on a music journalist who can't break free of her history as the girlfriend of a deceased-Seattle rock icon but this romantic comedy falls short of its potential. [18.Apr.14]
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