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Revisiting 'Garden State' 10 Years Later
Despite the film’s hipster soundtrack and depiction of twenty-something malaise, it ultimately embraces the human spirit and all of the sentimentality that goes with it. [14.Jul.14]
'Closed Curtain' Opens the Door to Trouble
Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain showcases the difficulties of making art and being an artist in a troubled world. [14.Jul.14]
'All These Characters Are Me in Different Ways': An Interview with Director Ritesh Batra
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of her new film, The Lunchbox. [14.Jul.14]
It's the Humans That Go Ape in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Matt Reeves’ sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a tight, bleak, and dramatically lopsided tragedy wrapped inside a pummeling summer crowd-pleaser. [11.Jul.14]
'Boyhood' Is the '400 Blows' of Its Era
When coming of age movies are measured years from now, Boyhood will be the benchmark for artistic achievement and cinematic scope. [11.Jul.14]
Reviews
Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain showcases the difficulties of making art and being an artist in a troubled world. [14.Jul.14]
Matt Reeves’ sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a tight, bleak, and dramatically lopsided tragedy wrapped inside a pummeling summer crowd-pleaser. [11.Jul.14]
By Piers Marchant
Polanski's movies tend to be even-handed in their treatment of the sexes, at least in that both male and female characters can be conniving and power-mad. [11.Jul.14]
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [10.Jul.14]
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Randy Lewis
Given the sacrosanct aura that’s developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable… [08.Jul.14]
Features
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of her new film, The Lunchbox. [13.Jul.14]
We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman. [01.Jul.14]
Columns
Notes on Celluloid
In evaluating what makes a great film score, writers, composers, and listeners must ask themselves if the function of cinematic music limits the form it has to take. [09.Jul.14]
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
From The Blogs
Despite the film’s hipster soundtrack and depiction of twenty-something malaise, it ultimately embraces the human spirit and all of the sentimentality that goes with it. [14.Jul.14]
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