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Film
Double Take: The Searchers (1956)
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him out completely? That'll be the day. But we went out looking hard for him anyway. [30.Mar.15]
Exit Life, Pursued by a Bear: 'Backcountry'
By Piers Marchant
This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world. [30.Mar.15]
Revenge Travels South in 'Ride the Pink Horse'
This oft-overlooked desert noir illustrates the residual violence of post-war America, where paranoia and deception abound. [30.Mar.15]
Ben Stiller Takes on a Woody Allen Persona in 'While We're Young'
This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller). [27.Mar.15]
Jim Parsons Can't Escape Sheldon Cooper in 'Home'
Even though Jim Parsons is trying to distance himself from his Big Bang Theory character, his role in Home, like the film itself, feels awfully familiar. [27.Mar.15]
Reviews
By Piers Marchant
This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world. [30.Mar.15]
This oft-overlooked desert noir illustrates the residual violence of post-war America, where paranoia and deception abound. [29.Mar.15]
This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller). [27.Mar.15]
Even though Jim Parsons is trying to distance himself from his Big Bang Theory character, his role in Home, like the film itself, feels awfully familiar. [27.Mar.15]
By Renée Scolaro Mora
Every time the movie makes the claim that its protagonist is a "strong woman", it just as quickly reduces her to the worst clichés. [27.Mar.15]
Starry Eyes presents a twilit world of hysterical ambition that would put Norma Desmond to shame. [26.Mar.15]
News
By Mark Olsen
People have often worked hard to pick apart what elements of Baumbach’s films are drawn from his own life, this character representing that person and so on. He has often bristled at the notion, preferring to focus on their fictional elements. [23.Mar.15]
Features
The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point. [17.Mar.15]
Mob comedies, reflective looks at wartime, and the Italian financial crisis are all under the gaze of the cameras at the Cinema Made in Italy season. [12.Mar.15]
Columns
Ties That Bind
Disturbing, funny, alluring and repulsive in a uniquely American way that no one likes to admit, The Voices should trouble you. [23.Mar.15]
Canon Fodder
Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir. [22.Mar.15]
From The Blogs
By Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him out completely? That'll be the day. But we went out looking hard for him anyway. [30.Mar.15]
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