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Film
'To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter' Has Insufficient Postage
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker. [23.Apr.14]
Divine Was a Master in the Fun of Making Fun
Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens. [22.Apr.14]
The Little Joys (Not Pleasures) of Scopophobia: On Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXIX
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark. [22.Apr.14]
Five Reasons Why 'Transcendence' Failed
It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why. [22.Apr.14]
'At Middleton' Is a Delightful, European-Style Romance
Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia are enchanting in a film made exclusively for the pleasure of hearing them talk. [22.Apr.14]
Reviews
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker. [22.Apr.14]
Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens. [22.Apr.14]
Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia are enchanting in a film made exclusively for the pleasure of hearing them talk. [21.Apr.14]
Errol Morris delivers an impressionistic take on a remarkable life that is perhaps more wondrous than it has any right to be. [21.Apr.14]
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement. [20.Apr.14]
The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea. [18.Apr.14]
DVD Reviews
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker. [22.Apr.14]
Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens. [22.Apr.14]
Mixed Media
Features
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark. [21.Apr.14]
Columns
On Principle
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's? [15.Apr.14]
Short Ends & Leader
What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses. [13.Apr.14]
From The Blogs
It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why. [22.Apr.14]
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