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'Mr. Turner' Is Mike Leigh's Portrait of an Artist
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]
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Is a Solid, not Sublime, Send-off
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]
'American Interior': A Multimedia Tale of a Welsh Vision Quest
Gruff Rhys' innovative, multi-platform narrative unfolds the beguiling and intriguing narrative of an enigmatic Welshman seeking out his kind... in America. [19.Dec.14]
The Tension of Art and Ego Drives the 'Monk With a Camera'
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]
Why Sony Shouldn't Have Nuked Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'
Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea. [18.Dec.14]
Reviews
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]
One day, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will land a role in a film that’s fitting of his charisma, physique, and on-screen likability, but Hercules is not that film. [17.Dec.14]
For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated. [17.Dec.14]
Lord of Illusions is at its best when it balances noir mystery with supernatural elements without veering too far to one side or another. [16.Dec.14]
News
Features
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]
By Steve Neumann
The Star Wars universe is a microcosmical example of the long-standing battle over the necessity of narrativity in shaping our lives. [24.Nov.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
Following massive hacking and numerous attack threats, Sony has decided not the release the political comedy The Interview. Here's why that is a bad idea. [18.Dec.14]
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