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Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.


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On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

Dom Hemingway

Pretty boy turns petty; preaches with poetry.


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Jude Law is all grown up. In Richard Shepard’s gangster send-up Dom Hemingway, Law has ditched his pretty-boy looks to play a petty criminal with a paunch and “a face like an abortion.” (D   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.


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When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Raid 2

Another master class in Indonesian martial arts.


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Poor Rama. The last time we saw the baby-faced Indonesian rookie cop in 2011’s excellent The Raid: Redemption, he had just fought his way up a 15-floor apartment building filled with violent c   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Under the Skin

ScarJo spins a web for lonely Glaswegians.


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Hell hath no fury like a woman with unlimited access to dingy lairs in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, a sci-fi/horror hybrid starri   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: The Zombie Emocalypse

Dead Alive offers a blood-soaked cure to the undead blues.


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Author’s Note: For the past three weeks, I have embarked on a vision quest that had nothing to do with the film Vision Quest. After eating the blue cactus, I was led by a well-coiffed puppy into a   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Great Flood

A mesmerizing, wordless trip along the Mississippi.


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There’s a moment in The Great Flood, a documentary about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, when a woman being evacuated wades through knee-deep water. Her hair mussed and her clothes soaked   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Stars and tropes forever.


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Of all the four-color icons, Captain America should be the least open to interpretation. Ol’ Winghead seemed a charming anachronism from the time Stan Lee assembled the uncanny freaks and amaz   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 JAY HORTON

Interview With A Vampire

The co-creator of the iconic game Myst turns to the big screen with a new mockumentary set in Portland.


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In 1993, brothers Robyn and Rand Miller released a project that would change the face of computer gaming. The project, two years in the making, was Myst, a game that took players to the mysterio   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

Still life with genitalia.


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Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac contains nothing less than the future of movies: Celebrities and fashion models are digitally grafted onto the thrusting, interpenetrating genitalia of unknown porn   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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