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The Nuclear Family Dies at the 'River's Edge'
This mid-'80s obscurity is a chilling depiction of the violence amongst those who find themselves on the fringes of society's moral landscape. [1.Apr.15]
'The Imitation Game' Is Equally About Wartime and Emotional Codes
This biopic both reminds the world of Alan Turing’s genius and aims to empower “those people no one expects anything from who do the things no one expects.” [31.Mar.15]
Alec Guinness Runs a Tight Comedy in All at Sea
This late '50s seafaring comedy is pleasant if uninspired. [31.Mar.15]
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]
Reviews
This mid-'80s obscurity is a chilling depiction of the violence amongst those who find themselves on the fringes of society's moral landscape. [31.Mar.15]
This biopic both reminds the world of Alan Turing’s genius and aims to empower “those people no one expects anything from who do the things no one expects.” [30.Mar.15]
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]
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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]
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