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Clint Eastwood's Legacy of Hunters: 'American Sniper'
In American Sniper, military sharpshooter Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) comes to see that delineations among wolves, dogs, and sheep are rarely obvious. [24.Dec.14]
The 10 Worst Holiday Movies of All Time
Holiday horrors come in all cinematic shapes and sizes. Here are ten terrible titles destined to put the "Oh No No," not the "Ho Ho Ho" into your yuletide season. [23.Dec.14]
In 'Unbroken', Angelina Jolie Stages a War Movie, Not a War of the Real World
The story of the Olympian athlete Louis Zamperini story is ideal for the epic scale of Angelina Jolie's film, yet it's also too complicated to be reduced to such notorious generic confines. [23.Dec.14]
Martin Luther King Jr the Tactician: 'Selma'
The Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s film is a preacher of vision, but he’s also a tactician willing to let blood be shed in order to advance the cause. [23.Dec.14]
'The Interview' and Free Speech: A Plausible Alternative
Sony’s cancellation of the 25 December screening of The Interview may not be the free speech catastrophe that it's being made out to be. [22.Dec.14]
Reviews
In American Sniper, military sharpshooter Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) comes to see that delineations among wolves, dogs, and sheep are rarely obvious. [23.Dec.14]
The Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s film is a preacher of vision, but he’s also a tactician willing to let blood be shed in order to advance the cause. [23.Dec.14]
The story of the Olympian athlete Louis Zamperini story is ideal for the epic scale of Angelina Jolie's film, yet it's also too complicated to be reduced to such notorious generic confines. [22.Dec.14]
Disney’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s ironic fairy tale musical keeps the master’s gorgeous melodies, knowing lyrics, and finger wagging intact. [22.Dec.14]
Tim Burton’s sweet little film about art and identity doesn’t demand enjoyment of Margaret Keane's big-eyed waifs, but instead an appreciation of her sincerity and expression. [22.Dec.14]
This is a new Annie, decidedly anti-nostalgic and only clumsily cynical, but at the same time it tries too hard to both be and not be the previous Annie. [22.Dec.14]
News
Features
Sony’s cancellation of the 25 December screening of The Interview may not be the free speech catastrophe that it's being made out to be. [21.Dec.14]
This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes. [05.Dec.14]
Columns
Re:Print
Gruff Rhys' innovative, multi-platform narrative unfolds the beguiling and intriguing narrative of an enigmatic Welshman seeking out his kind... in America. [18.Dec.14]
Notes on Celluloid
The year 2014 saw classic composer/director teams hit new highs, as well as a considerable dark streak take over the world of film scoring. [15.Dec.14]
From The Blogs
Holiday horrors come in all cinematic shapes and sizes. Here are ten terrible titles destined to put the "Oh No No," not the "Ho Ho Ho" into your yuletide season. [23.Dec.14]
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