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'Last Days of Vietnam' Reveals the Lessons Still Unlearned
In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts. [15.Sep.14]
There Is an Unwritten and Unfilmed Core to 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them'
This is a movie about hearts and selves, bodies and trusts, and most importantly how people deal (or don't deal) with loss. [15.Sep.14]
'Dolphin Tale 2' Is a Wholesome, Heartwarming Treat
Dolphin Tales is one instance where, despite the famous words of W.C. Fields, working with children and animals actually pays off. [15.Sep.14]
Tom Hardy's Performance Elevates 'The Drop'
It's quite a long buildup before we get to know the realities of Bob Saginowski's past. Once delivered, however, it's too little, way too late. [15.Sep.14]
Watch Films, Not War: Kosovos Dokufest 2014
By Jakub Mejer
Dokufest is nine days, 237 films, six cinemas, and 13 thousand participants in a country I know almost nothing about. [15.Sep.14]
Reviews
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new. [14.Sep.14]
In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts. [15.Sep.14]
This is a movie about hearts and selves, bodies and trusts, and most importantly how people deal (or don't deal) with loss. [15.Sep.14]
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together. [11.Sep.14]
If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation. [09.Sep.14]
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall. [09.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new. [14.Sep.14]
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together. [11.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
Features
For fans of everything from the truly buzz-worthy (Terry Gilliam) to that found footage trope yet again (Casey La Scala), this warm-up to the end of the year awards has you covered. [05.Sep.14]
Ira Sachs' moving new film boasts career-best work from his lead actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a partnered couple. [02.Sep.14]
Columns
Subaltern Talkies
Fed up with the empty rhetoric of utopian ideology and highfalutin discourse, the new generation of filmmakers take their frustrations out on the grand narratives of Tamil cinema. [12.Sep.14]
The Cult in Culture
Surely even Dirty Harry needs a break from cinematic violence, some time off at Walden Pond. Though I doubt its tranquility would deter him from picking off the sparrows. [27.Aug.14]
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