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Trouble With the Curve

Get off Clint Eastwood’s field of dreams, you damn dirty vegans!

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 If you wanted to know whether Clint Eastwood yells at chairs in his new movie, the answer is a resounding yes. He yells at chairs, bleachers, doors, garages and Amy Adams. He...    More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Want a queasy sense of discomfort with that?

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When I saw the trailer for Compliance a couple months ago, I let loose with one of those deliberate groans that insecure pseudo-intellectuals use to let strangers in the vicinity know that one h   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

From Stage To Screen

Director Sam Green goes live with The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.

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In The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, Sam Green builds a movie from scratch. Instead of presenting the life of the titular 20th-century...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Resident Evil: Retribution

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Not surprisingly, the latest Resident Evil film did not screen for critics. Astonishingly, though, it’s the fifth in the series. Somebody has to be watching these things. To figure out why, we   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 KENDRA CLUNE

Red Hook Summer

Spike Lee takes the pulpit.

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If Red Hook Summer, the latest slice of Brooklyn life from director Spike Lee, feels structurally unsound, that’s because the film is built atop a fairly weak foundation. As the movie begins,    More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


Love hurts, love scars, love caused 9/11.

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Christophe Honoré’s moody, multigenerational musical Beloved begins as a winkingly sex-positive romp in which the ’60s seem a wonderful time to buy clothing, and prostitution is promoted as a   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Southern Culture On the Skids

Killer Joe will disturb and offend you. William Friedkin doesn’t care.

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Generally speaking, inviting a guy who goes by the name “Killer Joe” into your home is a spectacularly unwise idea. Then again, the characters populating this unhinged slice of depravity fro   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


There will be blood. And whiskey.

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Here is Australian director John Hillcoat’s idea of a good time: A Prohibition-era period piece about a real-life clan of Virginia bootleggers, in which throats are slashed with knives and crush   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


Your flight has been delayed forever.

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Fernando Meirelles’ leap into the world-cinema scene, 2002’s City of God, had more velocity than substance, but at least it was going someplace. Since then, the Brazilian director’s conscien   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 AARON MESH

Corporate Insecurities

David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is alluringly dull.

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A crucial moment in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis involves Robert Pattinson’s dead-eyed, 28-year-old billionaire casually bending over in the backseat of his...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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