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'The Beat Generation' Is a Relic of the Fraying of the Production Code
This imperfect police procedural is nonetheless both a rare example of the point of view of women in the '50s and a case study for how the Production Code ultimately met its demise. [2.Apr.15]
'The Hunting Ground' Highlights the Horrors of Rape on College Campuses
For many, going to college is a dream come true. Sadly, as this film points out, it will also become a nightmare. [1.Apr.15]
Remember Death: Passage of Time Through Linklaters Lens
By Kia Rahnama
Richard Linklater's Before trilogy is a rare work of cinema that lives up to the true spirit of memento mori: remembering that we all will die. [1.Apr.15]
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]
'Panic Button' Needs More Panic
As this obscure Warner Archive reissue proves, sometimes a film falls to obscurity for a reason. [1.Apr.15]
Reviews
This imperfect police procedural is nonetheless both a rare example of the point of view of women in the '50s and a case study for how the Production Code ultimately met its demise. [01.Apr.15]
For many, going to college is a dream come true. Sadly, as this film points out, it will also become a nightmare. [01.Apr.15]
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]
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By Kia Rahnama
Richard Linklater's Before trilogy is a rare work of cinema that lives up to the true spirit of memento mori: remembering that we all will die. [31.Mar.15]
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]
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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