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"Showgirl Is my Yentl": The 145-Minute Showgirls Sequel That Could "Showgirl Is my Yentl": The 145-Minute Showgirls Sequel That Could
, September 19, 2013
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Rena Riffel, who also reprises her role as Penny from the original Showgirls, Showgirls 2: Penny's... More>>
Isaiah Washington Is the Human Part of Blue Caprice Isaiah Washington Is the Human Part of Blue Caprice
Isaiah Washington had to hurt to play the D.C. sniper.
, September 12, 2013
Isaiah Washington didn't want to play John Allen Muhammad, the Beltway Sniper who triggered three weeks of terror in 2002. The man — make... More>>
Blue Caprice Finds Fresh Terror in the D.C. Sniper Case Blue Caprice
Even though you know how it ends, it's hard not to feel some surprising empathy.
, September 12, 2013
With so many violent movies, and lurid movies, and straight-up bad movies, most just so much murderous product, it's rare anymore to be seized by... More>>
The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter
, September 12, 2013
Understandably, Peter Mayhew is not as well-known as Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill. But W. Ryan Ziegler wants to change that. The first-time... More>>
Pleasure in the Rubble: Why the Summer's Last, Smallest Blockbuster Was Its Best Pleasure in the Rubble: Why the Summer's Last, Smallest Blockbuster Was Its Best
, September 12, 2013
We'll always have Iron Man, they must be telling each other in Hollywood. As summer wanes, the hulking corpses of would-be blockbusters litter... More>>
Venice Update: Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves, James Franco's Child of God, and More Venice Update: Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves, James Franco's Child of God, and More
, September 05, 2013
In 1953, the Venice Film Festival jury didn't award its top prize, the Golden Lion. Instead, it made the highly unorthodox decision to award the... More>>
Venice Update: The Wordless Beauty and Brutality of Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius and Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin Venice Update: The Wordless Beauty and Brutality of Kim Ki-duk’s Moebius and Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin
, September 05, 2013
It’s 8:20 and you’re in the breakfast room at your hotel, having your customary bowl of muesli. By 9:20, you’re watching a... More>>
Riddick Returns to the Big Screen Lacking Charm Riddick
You'll cheer for the movie to kill its namesake.
, September 05, 2013
Richard B. Riddick—Dick to his friends, if he had any—is an intergalactic meathead who's glowered through three movies, two video... More>>
Score One for the Phonies: New Documentary Proves Salinger Was Right About Hollywood Salinger
Salinger would make Holden Caulfield puke.
, September 05, 2013
'If they made a movie, Holden wouldn't like it," Martin Sheen opines deep into the new documentary Salinger. He's speaking of the possibility of... More>>
Orange Is the New Black's Radical Critique of American Prisons Orange Is the New Black's Radical Critique of American Prisons
, September 05, 2013
All manner of spoilers below. Nearly anyone with a grievance against America's dysfunctional prison system can find a scene to illustrate their... More>>
Secrets Not Worth Knowing: Suspense Flatlines in Closed Circuit Secrets Not Worth Knowing: Suspense Flatlines in Closed Circuit
Film falls on the wrong side of the line between restrained and drab.
, August 29, 2013
Intricate, intelligent thrillers made specifically for grown-ups are so rare these days that it's tempting to award extra points to anyone who... More>>
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is Lightning From the Heavens Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is Lightning From the Heavens
, August 29, 2013
The late, great Elmore Leonard advised writers never to open a book with weather. Does a lightning storm count? Last evening I was welcomed to... More>>
DePalma's Passion Is All Tricks - And Undervalued DePalma's Passion Is All Tricks - And Undervalued
DePalma replays all his greatest hits, and that's not a bad thing.
, August 29, 2013
Your life surges ahead as it is, pretty much, but maybe tinted blue. Maybe everything around you is tilted a bit, and strips of light glow on the... More>>
Drinking Buddies Is An Honest, Affecting Romance Drinking Buddies Is An Honest, Affecting Romance
By fixating on the minutiae, Joe Swanberg finds the honest moments.
, August 29, 2013
There is a moment of silent incompatibility in Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies that illuminates the entirety of a relationship in a single... More>>
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: What Happened? Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: What Happened?
, August 29, 2013
An average episode of the 1989-1999 cable show Mystery Science Theater 3000, in which a man and his robot buddies heckle bad movies, runs about... More>>
Five Great Summer Movies You Might Have Missed (And Can Still Catch!) Five Great Summer Movies You Might Have Missed (And Can Still Catch!)
, August 29, 2013
As another summer movie season characterized by cynicism and excess draws to a close, there are few activities less valuable or interesting... More>>
Ten Fascinating Facts from Slimed!, the New Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon Ten Fascinating Facts from Slimed!, the New Oral History of '90s Nickelodeon
, August 29, 2013
After Jimmy Savile, Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, and that Christian puppeteer who wanted to kidnap, kill, and eat little boys, it's hard not to... More>>
The World's End Is a Likable Brew, But Not One for the Ages. The World's End
Middle-aged men face a pub crawl and the end of the world.
, August 22, 2013
The laddish pleasures of The World's End, Edgar Wright's comedy about a group of middle-aged guys drinking beer and facing mortality, come with a... More>>
In You're Next, There's No Time for Torture You're Next
Not-bad slasher flick puts the well-to-do in the red.
, August 22, 2013
On September 17, 2011, 1,000 protestors set up tents in Manhattan's financial district and dubbed themselves Occupy Wall Street. Four days later,... More>>
Free Angela Davis Director Shola Lynch: “Our history is being held hostage by corporations” Free Angela Davis Director Shola Lynch: “Our history is being held hostage by corporations”
, August 22, 2013
Director Shola Lynch has been mining the rich terrain of black American history for a while now, notably in the award-winning 2004 documentary... More>>
Kick-Ass 2 is Giddy, Gory and Meaningless Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass grows up, improves - but still isn't about anything.
, August 15, 2013
Despite the giddy, gory ridiculousness of Kick-Ass 2, this summer's most violent yet least punishing comic-book movie, there's a kernel of ugly... More>>
The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern The Butler
The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.
, August 15, 2013
At the movies, straightforward storytelling, the kind in which a director and his cast push a story forward in waves of action and feeling, has... More>>
The World’s End Creators Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright Versus Starbucksification The World’s End Creators Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright Versus Starbucksification
‘Give us five minutes and we’ll change the world.’
, August 15, 2013
Like so many screenplays, The World’s End has its origins in a Starbucks. As director Edgar Wright tells it, the ideas for next... More>>
Jobs Report Jobs Report
Ashton Kutcher almost reveals the man beyond the devices.
, August 15, 2013
Geniuses, unfortunately, tend to be impossible people. Consumed by their own dazzling brilliance, they treat those closest to them cruelly and... More>>
Elysium: This Bramble of Lofty Ideals Is No Darn Fun Elysium
Here's a first-world problem: heavy, allegorical sci-fi.
, August 08, 2013
Movie stars shouldn't be subject to the rules of gravity, as we mere mortals are. One of the great pleasures of watching actors is to see them... More>>
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