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'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [9.Jul.14]
'Ramrod' Is a Western of Doubles
Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity. [9.Jul.14]
'Operation Petticoat' Is Too Tightly Buttoned
Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases. [9.Jul.14]
The 10 Best Films of 2014 (So Far)
Excellence is where you find it, not where it's forced into some Hollywood genre pigeonhole. [8.Jul.14]
With 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' the MCU Decisively Breaks with Comics
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [7.Jul.14]
Reviews
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
As it follows Paralympians en route to London 2102, this documentary makes clear the arbitrary dividing line between what's "normal" and what's not. [07.Jul.14]
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [06.Jul.14]
It’s nearly impossible to not get roped in by the easy banter of the dialogue, the epic drama, and the luminous images of this quintessential Western. [01.Jul.14]
War is bad, demons are bad, walking on human skulls is bad. And then what? [02.Jul.14]
The children in Earth to Echo are trying to be understood, and to matter, with the footage they shoot. [01.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [06.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Randy Lewis
Given the sacrosanct aura that’s developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable… [08.Jul.14]
Features
We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman. [01.Jul.14]
A Summer’s Tale is a rich snapshot of youth and the hopefulness contained in the realization that the world is nothing if not endless possibilities. [30.Jun.14]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
Short Ends & Leader
Capital offers a savage critique of capitalism and the banking industry, but it fails to imagine its ability to sustain its inhumane and self-destructive practices. [29.Jun.14]
From The Blogs
Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity. [09.Jul.14]
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