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'Southern Comfort' Is Populated By Tropes
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for. [11.Jul.14]
Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film
By Marc Spitz
Artisanal chocolate. Mustaches. Locally sourced vegetables. Etsy. Birds. Flea markets. Cult films. Horn-rimmed glasses. Twee. [11.Jul.14]
Should Film Music Stand Alone?
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. [10.Jul.14]
The Art of Romance in 'They Came Together' and 'Begin Again'
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]
In 'A Hard Day's Night', Trifle Becomes Transcendent
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [10.Jul.14]
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]
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]
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
As it follows Paralympians en route to London 2102, this documentary makes clear the arbitrary dividing line between what's "normal" and what's not. [07.Jul.14]
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [06.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 Marc Spitz
Artisanal chocolate. Mustaches. Locally sourced vegetables. Etsy. Birds. Flea markets. Cult films. Horn-rimmed glasses. Twee. [10.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]
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