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Love and Claustrophobia in 'The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant'
Fassbinder's stifling drama about the sufferings of dependence is high camp, where the sparks fly with radiant colours. [2.Mar.15]
'The Lazarus Effect' Is an 88 Minute Excuse for Exposition
Because The Lazarus Effect takes so long getting to the supposedly scary stuff, we have to stay focused on either the characters or the content, and both fail. [27.Feb.15]
The Hays Code Nightmare Has Come True. Ain't That Grand?
The '30s era Hays Code limited significantly what artists could express and what audiences could see. Today's LGBT media has blasted through all that. [27.Feb.15]
'Focus' Is a Romantic Comedy With Dimension
This Will Smith vehicle is witty, brash Hollywood entertainment that's sexy, smart, and on the whole, successful. [27.Feb.15]
'Maps to the Stars' Brings Back Some Classic Cronenberg Horror
While not in the vein of Cronenberg's classic body horror thrillers, the bleak showbiz satire Maps to the Stars could well be a horror film after all. [27.Feb.15]
Reviews
Fassbinder's stifling drama about the sufferings of dependence is high camp, where the sparks fly with radiant colours. [02.Mar.15]
Because The Lazarus Effect takes so long getting to the supposedly scary stuff, we have to stay focused on either the characters or the content, and both fail. [27.Feb.15]
This Will Smith vehicle is witty, brash Hollywood entertainment that's sexy, smart, and on the whole, successful. [27.Feb.15]
While not in the vein of Cronenberg's classic body horror thrillers, the bleak showbiz satire Maps to the Stars could well be a horror film after all. [27.Feb.15]
Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack. [26.Feb.15]
By Renee Scolaro Mora
Every character in Bluebird reminds us of how we might deliberately distract ourselves, in ways that simultaneously buffer and generate pain. [26.Feb.15]
Mixed Media
News
By Roger Moore
Yann Demange’s 71 takes us back to the swirling maelstrom of the peak of the civil war in Northern Ireland. Set just three years after “The Troubles” began and a year before “Bloody Sunday", it’s an intricate, intimate thriller about a single soldier’s nightmare day and night on the front lines. [02.Mar.15]
Features
Aerosmith has released concert DVDs before, but with Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, they are on the silver screen for one night only. Tom Hamilton tells us about the hits, the fits, and the pursuit of naughty bits. [26.Feb.15]
Is Birdman's metacommentary the theatre within cinema that it appears to be? [23.Feb.15]
Columns
Queer, Isn't It?
The '30s era Hays Code limited significantly what artists could express and what audiences could see. Today's LGBT media has blasted through all that. [26.Feb.15]
On Principle
Network and cable programming both demonstrate overwhelming irresponsibility and contradiction concerning depictions of sexual violence and abuse. [19.Feb.15]
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