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The Caging of an American Revolutionary
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [22.Jul.14]
'Scanners' Still Has the Power to Blow Your Mind
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time. [22.Jul.14]
The Myth of the Global Brown Messiah in Kollywood Cinema
Recent films from the action-masala genre project India as a global sheriff, replacing a toothless West as an expression of muscular nationalism. [21.Jul.14]
'Mood Indigo' Is Mesmerizing Michel Gondry Magic
Michel Gondry goes all out here, bringing both the fanciful wonders and dire circumstances of our couple's doomed affair to breathtaking, eye-popping life. [21.Jul.14]
The Editor as Auteur in 'A Fever in the Blood' and 'Wall of Noise'
Despite their flaws, A Fever in the Blood and Wall of Noise reveal the crucial role of the film editor. [21.Jul.14]
Reviews
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time. [21.Jul.14]
Despite their flaws, A Fever in the Blood and Wall of Noise reveal the crucial role of the film editor. [21.Jul.14]
The film's best argument for the positive effects of music is made in images of individuals' vivid, apparently immediate responses. [21.Jul.14]
The absurd extremes of this story have an expansive quality that leaves acres of room to explore its moral, political, and socioeconomic possibilities. But it doesn't. [18.Jul.14]
Sex Tape demonstrates that it's very hard to do a funny movie about the difficulty of maintaining a successful marriage. [18.Jul.14]
Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture. [17.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time. [21.Jul.14]
Despite their flaws, A Fever in the Blood and Wall of Noise reveal the crucial role of the film editor. [21.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Rich Heldenfels
“Noah,” the biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, will be available as a high-definition digital download Tuesday (Paramount, $19.99). The DVD ($29.99)… [14.Jul.14]
Features
By Ellise Fuchs
"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo." [16.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox. [13.Jul.14]
Columns
Channel Surfing
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved. [21.Jul.14]
Subaltern Talkies
Recent films from the action-masala genre project India as a global sheriff, replacing a toothless West as an expression of muscular nationalism. [20.Jul.14]
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