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'Tusk' is Really Savage Like, Really Weird, and Really Good
Instead of playing with the anticipated and the preconceived, Kevin Smith takes a intriguing premise and circumvents our expectations. [19.Sep.14]
'The Maze Runner' Gets YA (Partially) Right
The Maze Runner reminds us that an interesting idea, told well, can trump any number of artistic or aesthetic issues. [19.Sep.14]
Siblings... Sadness... Suicide... 'The Skeleton Twins'
This is one of the best films about the lingering effects of dysfunction that's been made. [19.Sep.14]
Gdynia Film Festival 2014 Day 3: The Citizen / Warsaw 44
Two Main Competition films that explore Poland's past: one treating it as picaresque comedy, the other as harrowing special effects spectacle. [19.Sep.14]
Jonathan Demme Takes on Henrik Ibsen in 'A Master Builder'
By Lesley Smith
The crux of the plot lies in Solness’ state of mind, bothered by a material abundance he fears is unearned, and thus infinitely fragile, liable to be withdrawn as arbitrarily as it was given. [18.Sep.14]
Reviews
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s. [18.Sep.14]
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect. [17.Sep.14]
By Lesley Smith
The crux of the plot lies in Solness’ state of mind, bothered by a material abundance he fears is unearned, and thus infinitely fragile, liable to be withdrawn as arbitrarily as it was given. [18.Sep.14]
Patrice Chéreau's multiple César winning film receives a lavish 20th anniversary edition from Cohen. [16.Sep.14]
Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result. [15.Sep.14]
Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic. [15.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s. [18.Sep.14]
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect. [17.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
Features
Despite years of wonderful work, it’s taken Juliette Lewis almost two decades to land her first flat-out great leading role: Kelly & Cal. [16.Sep.14]
For fans of everything from the truly buzz-worthy (Terry Gilliam) to that found footage trope yet again (Casey La Scala), this warm-up to the end of the year awards has you covered. [05.Sep.14]
Columns
Stars in Our Eyes
Watching Michelle Yeoh fight on screen is like watching Fred Astaire dance: simply beautiful. [15.Sep.14]
Subaltern Talkies
Fed up with the empty rhetoric of utopian ideology and highfalutin discourse, the new generation of filmmakers take their frustrations out on the grand narratives of Tamil cinema. [12.Sep.14]
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