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The Best of the Year’s Cinema So Far

July 14, 2015 | One Comment

On films that require your respect and attention—and reward you accordingly.

Art Panic, Revisited

May 17, 2015
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

At nearly six months distance, 2014 still stands as a year of irreconcilable sadness, beauty and meta-puzzle-making surrender.

Great Faces of American Darkness: Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio del Toro

January 7, 2015 | One Comment

Both actors plumb the uncertainties, delusions and hypocrisies within the American Dream.

Style Is Substance

December 9, 2014
INHERENT VICE

A celebration of the absorbing atmospheres in 2014’s best genre films.

PULP FICTION at Twenty

November 2, 2014
PULP FICTION

Why PULP FICTION never left us.

Noir: The Horror Film’s Kissing Cousin

October 29, 2014
CAT PEOPLE

On pairing the loneliness and lovely negativity of horror and noir for your Halloween entertainment.

Where the Action Is: Justified Men

October 19, 2014

Why people watch Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington movies.

COBRA VERDE’s Last Stand

August 3, 2014
COBRA VERDE

Meet FITZCARRALDO’s bleak, brilliant brother: COBRA VERDE.

PLANET OF THE APES’ Monkey Business

July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

PLANET OF APES and apocalyptic visions: are American blockbusters now catering to your sense of nihilism, or vice versa?

Action Man Tom Cruise

June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW

Summer movie special: on sci-fi blockbusters as the fulfillment of Tom Cruise’s art.

The Cloud over THE WOLF

January 12, 2014
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

On the rise of the ‘Leonardo DiCaprio’ character.

ALICE: Out of Wonderland

January 9, 2014
ALICE

Jan Švankmajer’s ALICE is a great work of surrealism, shaking child’s play free of safely canned sentiment.