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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Lots of Boys and The Girl
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business. [31.Jul.14]
The PopMatters Summer Film Preview: August 2014
There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City. [31.Jul.14]
Aronofsky's 'Noah' Interprets the Bible With Intensity
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry. [31.Jul.14]
The Architecture of War in 'King and Country'
King and Country finds Joseph Losey examining the human soul with his signature dispassionate curiosity. [31.Jul.14]
'Fallen City' and Life, as It Is, After the Earthquake
None of the answers in Fallen City seem simple, as the film offers three stories of survivors after the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan. [30.Jul.14]
Reviews
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry. [30.Jul.14]
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business. [31.Jul.14]
None of the answers in Fallen City seem simple, as the film offers three stories of survivors after the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan. [30.Jul.14]
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them. [30.Jul.14]
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny. [28.Jul.14]
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip. [27.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them. [30.Jul.14]
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny. [28.Jul.14]
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There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City. [31.Jul.14]
By Kia Rahnama
Far from style over substance, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox fixates over objects to show its protagonist's inability to handle the oncoming winter. [29.Jul.14]
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Home video companies such as Kino Lorber, the Criterion Collection, and Flicker Alley have been instrumental in meeting the changing methods of distributing silent film. [28.Jul.14]
Channel Surfing
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [21.Jul.14]
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