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DOC NYC 2014: Enquiring Minds + The Last Impresario
Two documentaries about surprising success stories: the men behind the National Enquirer and Rocky Horror Picture Show. [24.Nov.14]
Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: 'The Referee'
Perhaps the most corrupt game of football ever staged for cinema is played for huge laughs, here. [24.Nov.14]
Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: 'I Can Quit Whenever I Want'
I Can Quit Whenever I Want is like Breaking Bad times seven, but funny. [24.Nov.14]
Skype Dates and Ski Jumps: Johannes Kuhnke on the Role of a Lifetime
Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways. [24.Nov.14]
'The Vanishing' Tells the Horror of Privileged Lives in Prosperous Counteries
The evil is both banal and terrifying in George Sluizer's 1988 labyrinthine thriller. [24.Nov.14]
Reviews
Two documentaries about surprising success stories: the men behind the National Enquirer and Rocky Horror Picture Show. [24.Nov.14]
The evil is both banal and terrifying in George Sluizer's 1988 labyrinthine thriller. [24.Nov.14]
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [23.Nov.14]
None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves. [22.Nov.14]
This penultimate installment of The Hunger Games film saga is all about perception, the film frequently has you watch someone watching someone while being watched by someone. [21.Nov.14]
Extraterrestrial's "formula-as-purpose" style doesn't make it the "meta" movie it wants to be; instead, it's just grating and mired in cliché. [21.Nov.14]
DVD Reviews
Val Guest's newsroom drama take on the apocalypse is a product of its nuclear war-obsessed times and a prescient commentary on the present day. [23.Nov.14]
Leviathan plays like a cheap, schlocky, caffeine-hyped attempt at sci-fi Hitchcock, with a healthy dose of John Carpenter horror thrown in for good measure. [06.Nov.14]
Mixed Media
News
Features
Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways. [23.Nov.14]
Many films this year have dealt with how the internet and social media has changed the romantic landscape, and Kate Lyn Sheil, star of The Heart Machine, has more than a few thoughts of her own on the subject. [18.Nov.14]
Columns
Short Ends & Leader
By Tara Gupta and Carol Vernallis
If The Great Gatsby is a peep through a keyhole at the dirty underbelly of extreme wealth from a bygone era, Small Apartments kicks the door down and lays bare a grotesque characterization of today’s urban lower middle class. [17.Nov.14]
Channel Surfing
Rather than recapitulating the faux sentiment of veterans' poppies, BBC's Centenary Collection gives viewers a chance to really understand WWI. [13.Nov.14]
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