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HOME IS WHERE THE HORROR IS Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jason Zinoman begins his incisive 2011 study of the modern horror film – Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror – …
MONKEY KINGDOM AND THE HUMAN ANIMAL Wednesday, April 22, 2015
If you’ve watched enough movies for a long enough time, it’s hard to imagine something about “The Disney Way” that isn’t bound to drive you nuts eventually. Maybe …
HEARTBEEPS: EX MACHINA Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Modern cinema associates science-fiction with outer space adventure (Interstellar), alien invasion (Edge of Tomorrow), and bleak visions of the future (Chappie). And on a bad day, we’re …
IN LIKE FLYNN Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Speaking to the mother of hispresent lover, an underage teenager, Errol Flynn blames his own mother for shaping his attitudes toward women. “But you’re a gentleman among gentlemen,” …
"WHITE GOD" IS THE LEADER OF THE PACK Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The opening sequences of White God are refreshingly deceptive. When her mother leaves for a three-month stay in Australia, young teen Lili (Zsófia Psotta) is forced to live with her father …
OLD AND IN THE WAY Wednesday, April 8, 2015
While We’re Young centers on middle-aged married couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts), both unfulfilled in their own ways but ostensibly happy together. She tried to have a baby …
"FURIOUS 7" IS A CINEMATIC SPEED KING Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Furious 7 begins, as it should, with a street race. Gearheads and tattooed tough guys surround a starting line in the California desert. House music plays. Quick cuts take us to girls in bikinis to …
ALFRED & FRANCOIS Wednesday, April 8, 2015
In the early ’60s, flush with the international success of his first three feature films – The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim – French director François …
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS Wednesday, April 1, 2015
On the one hand, it is absolutely ridiculous that a quality film like Cold in July gets so little exposure on the big screen. Given limited release at the end of May last year, the movie was pulled …
Within the first minutes of It Follows, we know where we are headed. That is not to say that the much-touted horror film from writer-director David Robert Mitchell is instantly predictable, but …