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'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]
The Woods Are Crawling With Metaphors in Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'
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]
'Big Eyes' Celebrates the Right to Self-Expression
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]
A (Somewhat) Class-Conscious 'Annie'
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]
In 'Werewolf Woman', the True Horror Is Psychological
The Italian oddity Werewolf Woman has all the lunacy and nudity you'd want from such a title, plus a little meat on its bones. [22.Dec.14]
Reviews
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]
This film makes J.M.W. Turner's story fascinating, his personal failings and artistic innovations seemingly inevitable, throbbing, propulsive and painful. [19.Dec.14]
If all you care about is action, of witnessing outstanding special F/X and genre fantasy fashioned by a true master of such material, then this will satisfy your needs to no end. [19.Dec.14]
As Nicholas Vreeland's journey into Buddhist philosophy goes deeper, the tension between his photography and his role as a monk increases. [18.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]
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