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List: Best Cinematic Duos

December 31, 2015
TANGERINE

One can feel emotions and physical shocks surging through and between these actors.

List: Best Debut Films of 2015

December 12, 2015

Nine obsessively personal first films tackle the essential topics of our time.

Clive Barker: Warming up for Raising Hell

October 28, 2015 | One Comment

On Clive Barker’s underworld: SALOME and THE FORBIDDEN.

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?