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‘Jawbone’ Challenges its Viewers: Should a Film Be Judged By Our Gut or Mind?

‘Jawbone’ Challenges its Viewers: Should a Film Be Judged By Our Gut or Mind?

Thomas Napper’s Jawbone is to be felt, lived, and it remembered and written about as a film pulled up from the guts of its storytellers.

Fufanu: Sports

Fufanu: Sports

The foreground of Fufanu's Sports lingers like a bad feeling, one that could have been more frightening by pulling closer more elements within the background.

Colin Kaepernick and the Perils of Patriotism as Fandom

Like Its Titular Character, ‘The Phenom’ Is an Uneven Film, But Holds Promise

Like Its Titular Character, ‘The Phenom’ Is an Uneven Film, But Holds Promise

The Phenom is at once remarkable for both its transfixing cinematography and Johnny Simmons's tightly coiled performance, but it's mired by its over reliance on exposition.
“Southpaw’s” Punches Are Too Predictable

“Southpaw’s” Punches Are Too Predictable

Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is the only shining light in a film that relies too heavily on clichés.
The Freedom to Be: Frédéric Gros’s ‘Philosophy of Walking’

The Freedom to Be: Frédéric Gros’s ‘Philosophy of Walking’

You may not find yourself in lockstep with Frédéric Gros, but you will be glad you made the journey with him.
In Defense of Totally Being Over the Winter Olympics

In Defense of Totally Being Over the Winter Olympics

An institution once associated with athletic superiority and, of course, proud patriotism, has been deduced to yet another pawn in the ongoing game of international passive-aggression.

In Defense of Keith Olbermann and His 12-Round Boxing Match With Politics, Sports and Viewers

Strategy, Tactics, and Turnovers

‘Sucker Punch’: Fights, Fights, Arguments, Fights

The Bad News Statisticians: ‘Moneyball’

The 10 Best Fight Films of All Time