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The Blue Room Leaves You Guessing The Blue Room Leaves You Guessing
, October 02, 2014
Mathieu Amalric's brisk, agreeably nasty thriller The Blue Room turns on a couple of murders—or does it?—but rather than corpses,... More>>
Road-Tripping With Community's Dan Harmon Road-Tripping With Community's Dan Harmon
, October 02, 2014
For a lot of reasons that probably have to do with shareholder value maximization, this is an era in which mainstream cinema has been eclipsed by... More>>
Fishing Without Nets Examines a Hijacking From the Somali Pirates' POV Fishing Without Nets Examines a Hijacking From the Somali Pirates' POV
, October 02, 2014
Perhaps the most frightening thing about blockbuster thrillers and action films is their purposeful lack of empathy, their reliance on faceless... More>>
Doc Last Hijack Animates the Life of a Somali Kidnapper Doc Last Hijack Animates the Life of a Somali Kidnapper
, October 02, 2014
Sadly, the singular element intended to differentiate this Somali pirate flick from the clutch of other Somali pirate flicks proves a bit of a... More>>
Remembering the Last Days In Vietnam With Film Director Rory Kennedy Remembering the Last Days In Vietnam With Film Director Rory Kennedy
, September 25, 2014
In the months following the Vietnam War, tensions between the U.S. and Vietnam had been at a standstill, until President Nixon's resignation... More>>
Grub-Eating Boxtrolls Thrive in Moral Grayness Grub-Eating Boxtrolls Thrive in Moral Grayness
, September 25, 2014
The Boxtrolls is a kiddie charmer that makes you laugh, cower and think of Hitler. That's an unusual trifecta, but then again, this is an unusual... More>>
3D Printing Doc Print the Legend Shows That Yes, You Will Be Able to Print a Gun 3D Printing Doc Print the Legend Shows That Yes, You Will Be Able to Print a Gun
, September 25, 2014
In 2010, The Social Network fictionalized the dramatic building-up and falling-out around Facebook's founding. Four years later, the documentary... More>>
Electric Ladyland: André Benjamin Is Hendrix, But the Women Make Jimi Electric Ladyland: André Benjamin Is Hendrix, But the Women Make Jimi
, September 25, 2014
Groupie has come to be an ugly word, a misogynist dig that's used all too casually by men and women alike. A groupie is a woman who doesn't "do"... More>>
Nice Guy Denzel Washington Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer Nice Guy Denzel Washington Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer
, September 25, 2014
Before its regular-joe hero gets bitten by a radioactive equation and becomes the Equalizer, who's sort of the Rain Man of puncturing Russian... More>>
And Now for Something Completely Similar: Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem And Now for Something Completely Similar: Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem
, September 18, 2014
Terry Gilliam is a gifted, ambitious filmmaker who, sadly, may now be more famous for being misunderstood and underfunded than he is for actually... More>>
If You're Not a Rich Dope, This Is Where I Leave You Offers Nothing If You're Not a Rich Dope, This Is Where I Leave You Offers Nothing
, September 18, 2014
"I've spent my whole life playing it safe," whines Judd Altman (Jason Bateman), the middle-class milquetoast at the center of This Is Where I... More>>
Hector's Simon Pegg Gets the Mitty Treatment Hector's Simon Pegg Gets the Mitty Treatment
, September 18, 2014
Simon Pegg has always been more like a cartoon than a real boy. He's one part Charlie Brown to two parts Tintin, a round-faced runt who can... More>>
Feed the Beast: Kevin Smith's Podcast-Inspired Horror Film Tusk Labors for Infamy Feed the Beast: Kevin Smith's Podcast-Inspired Horror Film Tusk Labors for Infamy
, September 18, 2014
Kevin Smith is a bright guy who over the years has become a little too taken with his own persona, his own jokes, his own cult... More>>
Accept the Invitation of Adam Wingard's Thriller The Guest Accept the Invitation of Adam Wingard's Thriller The Guest
, September 18, 2014
Adam Wingard's The Guest opens with a wet-eyed woman (Sheila Kelley) sitting so still in a chair in her desert ranch house that all we hear is... More>>
Copy Master: Art and Craft's Trickster Forger Is an American Original Copy Master: Art and Craft's Trickster Forger Is an American Original
, September 18, 2014
Knocking out the first-rate forgeries that fooled 60 American museums? That was a curiously mundane miracle, something for Mark Landis to do... More>>
Nick Cave Invites Us In in 20,000 Days On Earth Nick Cave Invites Us In in 20,000 Days On Earth
, September 18, 2014
Should we trust artists to tell the story of artists? On the plus side, who understands them better? If there's a secret language of imagination... More>>
A Walk Among the Tombstones: What If a Liam Neeson Movie Was as Potent as Liam Neeson? A Walk Among the Tombstones: What If a Liam Neeson Movie Was as Potent as Liam Neeson?
, September 18, 2014
They've done it at last: made a Liam Neeson-stomps-some-ass flick where, as the credits roll, there's more stuff to be glad you saw than Neeson... More>>
The Ebullient Clark Terry Perseveres In Keep On Keepin' On The Ebullient Clark Terry Perseveres In Keep On Keepin' On
, September 18, 2014
Seeing a living legend laid up in an oxygen tent shouldn't be fun. But in Alan Hicks' doc Keep On Keepin' On, it somehow is. Now in his nineties,... More>>
The Drop Says Goodbye to Gandolfini The Drop Says Goodbye to Gandolfini
, September 11, 2014
The richly textured, beautifully acted film collaboration between Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and... More>>
Don't Watch That, Watch This: Geek Cinema Selfie Party Don't Watch That, Watch This: Geek Cinema Selfie Party
What's fascinating, new and neglected across all major video platforms?
, September 11, 2014
Among other things, cinema has always been a ready-made self-eulogizer—Hollywood was making two-reeler silent comedies about the craft of... More>>
How Kevin Smith Got Young Again How Kevin Smith Got Young Again
The indie veteran and podcast pro on Tusk—and what will finally shut him up
, September 11, 2014
  #454887520 / gettyimages.com Justin Long, Kevin Smith, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez of Tusk pose for a portrait during the 2014... More>>
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Brave Despair in The Skeleton Twins—And Still Get Laughs Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Brave Despair in The Skeleton Twins—And Still Get Laughs
, September 11, 2014
Surprisingly moving for a film assembled from such familiar scenes, Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins mushes together queasy/quirky indie family... More>>
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Has the Year's Funniest Sex Scene Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Has the Year's Funniest Sex Scene
, September 11, 2014
The sex scene almost makes it worth sitting through Atlas Shrugged III, the last and least of the cheapjack adaptations of Ayn Rand's brick-thick... More>>
No Good Deed: Oh, to Be Rich and Hunted by Idris Elba! No Good Deed: Oh, to Be Rich and Hunted by Idris Elba!
, September 11, 2014
Married Women Over 30, here’s a pitch for a movie: My Dinner With Idris. You never thought it would happen to you, but one rainy night when... More>>
A Chopped-Up Eleanor Rigby Suffers a Fate Worse Than Loneliness A Chopped-Up Eleanor Rigby Suffers a Fate Worse Than Loneliness
, September 11, 2014
In two minutes, the Beatles captured the empty life of sad singleton Eleanor Rigby. Director Ned Benson is devoting three films to her... More>>
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