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Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo

Let’s say you’re ten years old. You were born in 2004 and have no frame of reference to the following movies: E.T., The Goonies, Joe Dante’s Read More

Tammy

Tammy

Tammy is terrible. It’s not funny, feigns realism for cheap sentiment, and refracts a kind of oddball idealism which argues that crudeness and classlessness are rewarded Read More

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer has endured a long journey to American theaters. Distribution rights for the English-language debut from director Bong Joon-ho were acquired by Harvey Weinstein, who vowed Read More

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

For all we know, little Francesco Stephen Castelluccio and his neighborhood pals Tommy Devito and Nick Massi did indeed live a Goodfellas-lite life. For all we Read More

Third Person

Third Person

Winning Academy Awards for producing and writing Crash may have ultimately done more harm than good to Paul Haggis’s reputation. Just as well-respected movies like Shakespeare Read More

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

Movies don’t get much more meta than 22 Jump Street. Perhaps The Cabin in the Woods and its terrific takedown of every horror trope of the Read More

The Rover

The Rover

Most post-apocalyptic vengeance stories like The Rover at least flirt with nihilism. But this is normally just window-dressing there to throw a little grit under the Read More

The Signal

The Signal

The Signal begins, excitingly and promisingly, by pulling together odd little movie subgenres. It’s sort of a road movie, as Nic (Brenton Thwaites) and his best Read More