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Tangerine: Movie Review

Hollywood filmed by iPhone has a lot of heart.


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At first glance, Tangerine resembles a debut film. Shot on an iPhone and featuring two first-timers in the leading roles, Sean Baker’s fifth feature is full of creative decisions that would appear t   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

The Nightmare: Movie Review

Sleep paralysis looks haunting in this new documentary.


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Conveying the surreal power of dreams is nearly impossible, whether onscreen or in conversation. They have their own logic, of course, plus inexplicable time and hazy details that are difficul   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Ex Machina: Movie Review

Artificial intelligence includes sex ed in Alex Garland’s latest movie.


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Frankenstein’s monster is easy on the eyes in Ex Machina, a sexualized science-fiction movie that comes right out and addresses what many of its forebears merely danced around: that robots wil   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“This is a true story.”


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Countless films are influenced by the Coen Brothers, but few announce it outright like this one from another pair of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, whose Kumiko, the Treasure Hun   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Mr. Cronenberg Goes to Hollywood

The Videodrome director turns his eye to toxic celebrity culture in Maps to the Stars.


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David Cronenberg has always been fixated on bodies. He fused them to television screens in Videodrome, crafted the finest head-explosion scenes of all time in Scanners, and charted every gruesome st   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Mr. Turner: Movie Review

Brilliant scenery, with extra spittle.


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Known as “the painter of light,” J.M.W. Turner created some of the world’s most awe-inspiring artwork. His landscapes are by turns frightful and beautiful, and the same goes for Mr. Turner   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

The Homesman: Movie Review

Wigging out in the Wild West.


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Mary Bee Cuddy is an eligible bachelorette, and not just for the 1850s. She owns land in the Nebraska Territory, has a fine singing voice and can fry up a delicious chicken dinner. But, as cru   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Goodbye to Language

Farthouse cinema.


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Jean-Luc Godard could make a movie about a potato and produce something engrossing. Goodbye to Language is a new 3-D essay film by this luminary of the French New Wave, which is another way of s   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Camera-Ready: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: B-When last we met Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), she of humble beginnings and fiery hair, the bow-wielding heroine was being rescued from the eponymous death match and thrust into the role of reluctant revolutionary. Now, in the first half of The Hunger Games’ concluding installment—thanks for making that standard practice, Harry Potter—her outlyi...   More
 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by MICHAEL NORDINE

The Theory of Everything

Relatively speaking.


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A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s 30-year marriage to Jane Wilde, The Theory of Everything fits a tad too snugly into the biopic tradition. Anyone who’s seen Errol Morris’ expressionist   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE
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