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Great Movies With Terrible Sequels: Sequels so Bad Theyre Scary
Sometimes the most successful and acclaimed films are marked and marred by the absolutely worst sequels imaginable. [6.Mar.15]
With 'Unfinished Business', Vince Vaughn Can Kiss the Rest of His Career Goodbye
Unfinished Business is like a juggler given too many divergent elements to manage. [6.Mar.15]
'The Francois Truffaut Collection' Captures the Director's Finest Hours
These eight films collectively demonstrate a master filmmaker with a total understanding and command of cinematic language. [6.Mar.15]
'Chappie' Offers up Rave Rap Ridiculousness and Little Else
Chappie is a weird combination of science fiction and South African rage-rap culture that's so off key, you can't see the good for the god-awful. [6.Mar.15]
Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure'
Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together. [5.Mar.15]
Reviews
Unfinished Business is like a juggler given too many divergent elements to manage. [06.Mar.15]
These eight films collectively demonstrate a master filmmaker with a total understanding and command of cinematic language. [05.Mar.15]
Chappie is a weird combination of science fiction and South African rage-rap culture that's so off key, you can't see the good for the god-awful. [06.Mar.15]
Like all adaptations of this classic work of erotic literature, this film misses the mark in capturing any of the poignancy of the novel's fluid and lyrical prose. [03.Mar.15]
This woman-centric western isn't a lost masterpiece, but rather an entertaining and sometimes fascinating pleasantry. [02.Mar.15]
Fassbinder's stifling drama about the sufferings of dependence is high camp, where the sparks fly with radiant colours. [02.Mar.15]
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Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together. [04.Mar.15]
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]
Columns
The Next Reel
Sometimes the most successful and acclaimed films are marked and marred by the absolutely worst sequels imaginable. [05.Mar.15]
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]
From The Blogs
As the silent era was ending, Hollywood turned out slick, predictable, pleasingly made entertainments punched out of perfect formulas. Two examples, The Cossacks and Why Be Good?, are newly available from Warner Archive. [04.Mar.15]
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