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Love and Honor

Love and Honor

Graciously gathering the last three or four decades of the most impersonal and forgettable Vietnam films into one wet beer-belch of counter-culture signifiers and don’t-tread-on-me rhetoric, Read More

Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch

It’s not enough to have good actors. In 2013, you need more than the standard “corruption from above” narrative. In order to keep contemporary audiences glued Read More

Twixt

Twixt

Francis Ford Coppola: What happened? There was a time, four decades ago, when you were one of the most celebrated filmmakers working in the post-modern era, Read More

Erased

Erased

Aaron Eckhart is apparently one unlucky SOB. Not only does he fail to parlay his considerable indie cred (Thank You for Smoking, In the Company of Read More

42

42

If ever a film had a near impossible legacy to live up to, it’s 42. After all, when tackling the sports mythos of Jackie Robinson and Read More

Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Last year, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s gloriously meta The Cabin in the Woods came along and saved a slumping Winter/Spring season from the January through Read More

The Host

The Host

And you thought Twilight was bad… The latest from the so-called writer of those undeniably bad (and undeniably popular) sparkling vampire romances centers around an alien Read More

Admission

Admission

Modern rom-coms and Ivy League schools actually have a lot in common.  They’re both vestigial organs from a bygone age when men were Wiffenpoofs and women married typewriter Read More

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

It begins with a flurry of hedonistic fireworks. It ends in explosions of a different kind. Harmony Korine’s borderline brilliant Spring Breakers is less about sex, Read More

Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down

It would be easy to call Dead Man Down a standard action movie. After all, it has all the trappings of a tired Hollywood genre effort: Read More

56 Up

56 Up

With each new installment of the stellar Up documentary series, the drama grows deeper, the wrinkles rewrite previous years full of promise and problems. It’s flabbergasting Read More

The Call

The Call

I know you, reader. I know how you feel about things. You’ve often said to yourself “You know, I really want to like The Silence of Read More

Movie 43

Movie 43

When it comes to comedy, taste (both personal and within the genre itself) is always a factor. What makes one person laugh may cause another to Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

After seeing Snow White turned into a rebellious warrior (Snow White and the Huntsman), Hansel and Gretel become witch hunters, and Red Riding Hood a Twilight Read More

21 & Over

21 & Over

It’s a college sex comedy that’s neither sexy nor comedic, but it does take place on a college campus so… there’s that I guess. 21 & Read More