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'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe. [20.Oct.14]
'Watchers of the Sky' and the Full Cruelty of Consciousness
Brutality can take many forms, from war making to banking. [20.Oct.14]
London Film Festival 2014 Day 8: 'Mr. Turner'
We conclude our coverage of this year’s London Film Festival with Mike Leigh’s long-anticipated biopic of J.M.W. Turner: a languorous, immersive, richly detailed work that surpasses expectations. [20.Oct.14]
'The Vincent Price Collection II' Is a B-Movie Lover's Dream
Vincent Price brought class to everything he did, a quality evident even in the B-movies of The Vincent Price Collection II. [20.Oct.14]
The Waters Aren't Choppy Enough in 'Killer Fish'
There's hardly enough killer fish action in Killer Fish to keep the film afloat. [20.Oct.14]
Reviews
Brutality can take many forms, from war making to banking. [20.Oct.14]
Vincent Price brought class to everything he did, a quality evident even in the B-movies of The Vincent Price Collection II. [20.Oct.14]
There's hardly enough killer fish action in Killer Fish to keep the film afloat. [19.Oct.14]
A onetime Hollywood superhero takes a stab at respectability by adapting Raymond Carver’s writings to Broadway in Iñárritu's hallucinogenic satire of the entertainment industry. [17.Oct.14]
The commercial approach of The Book of Life is to draw on a wide range of celebrities to craft an entertainment that just about anyone could like. [17.Oct.14]
The Essential Jacques Demy provides an insightful look inside an auteur who may finally be getting the recognition he deserves. [16.Oct.14]
DVD Reviews
Vincent Price brought class to everything he did, a quality evident even in the B-movies of The Vincent Price Collection II. [20.Oct.14]
There's hardly enough killer fish action in Killer Fish to keep the film afloat. [19.Oct.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Daniel Miller
Warner Bros. has unveiled a slate of superhero films that the big Hollywood studio believes will help drive profit after it suffered through an uncharacteristically poor summer. [16.Oct.14]
Features
By Matt Bauer
He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft. [14.Oct.14]
Awards season starts in earnest with several titles vying for a place among the best of's and critic's choices. We'll get a few scares, shocks, and laughs out of these films. [03.Oct.14]
Columns
Short Ends & Leader
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe. [19.Oct.14]
Stars in Our Eyes
It’s not that Anna Karina couldn’t act, but that she didn’t have to. Her physical presence was the art, and her beauty, in and of itself, was a significant contribution to the culture. [14.Oct.14]
From The Blogs
We conclude our coverage of this year’s London Film Festival with Mike Leigh’s long-anticipated biopic of J.M.W. Turner: a languorous, immersive, richly detailed work that surpasses expectations. [20.Oct.14]
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