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Transcendence Gives Up the Ghost in the Machine Transcendence
It's business as usual for first-time director Wally Pfister.
, April 17, 2014
Sometimes it's helpful to know certain details about how a film has come together. And sometimes it's just so much information. Transcendence,... More>>
Tom Hiddleston Threatens to One Day Play a Normal Guy Tom Hiddleston Threatens to One Day Play a Normal Guy
Only Lovers Left Alive star talks gods and monsters.
, April 17, 2014
Tom Hiddleston can pull off extreme looks. In The Avengers, he strutted around in Loki's two-foot horned helmet. For Midnight in Paris, he... More>>
Gliding Toward Enlightenment Manakamana
Manakamana places you atop the world, 11 times.
, April 17, 2014
The Sensory Ethnography Lab, a collective of researchers and filmmakers based out of Harvard, made a name for themselves last year with the... More>>
Now That’s an Endowment The Final Member
The Final Member exposes life at Iceland’s penis museum.
, April 17, 2014
"There is more space in the house now," says the wife of Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson. It's her only comment regarding her husband's decision to... More>>
Everyone Says I’d Do You Fading Gigolo
John Turturro and Woody Allen charm in a Brooklyn sex comedy.
, April 17, 2014
One of the great pleasures of regular moviegoing isn't seeing great films. It's finding the little oddballs, the modest entertainments that miss... More>>
Wadjda Provides a Rare — and Heartbreaking — Look at Life in Riyadh Wadjda
The simple, solid story of a girl and her bike.
, April 10, 2014
Like all child protagonists in movies, Wadjda's Wadjda wants one pure thing so much that the very concept of want shades... More>>
After His New Film on Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris Is Tired of Interviewing People After His New Film on Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris Is Tired of Interviewing People
The Unknown Known director talks self-deception.
, April 10, 2014
'I've interviewed a lot of nasty characters over the years," says a cheerful Errol Morris over lunch on a bright Los Angeles day. "I'm a... More>>
Marvel Goes Conspiracy Thriller in Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This time, it’s Captain Asskick goes to Washington.
, April 03, 2014
Tucked into a pocket of his workout sweats, Steve Rogers — a.k.a. Captain America, the serum-enhanced Yankee Doodle Dynamo who's spent the... More>>
Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic Noah
The Wrestler director goes biblical with CG blockbuster.
, April 03, 2014
To hear Darren Aronofsky tell it, in the interviews he's given recently to The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, there was no way in... More>>
HBO's Doll & Em Takes on Women's Spontaneous Friendship Combustion HBO's Doll & Em Takes on Women's Spontaneous Friendship Combustion
, April 03, 2014
Why can't women stay friends? That's a trick question, of course, but also one that British actresses Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells --... More>>
Paris Proves It’s Perfect for a Rom-Com or Tragedy in Le Week-End Paris Proves It’s Perfect for a Rom-Com or Tragedy in Le Week-End
, April 03, 2014
The great insight in director Roger Michell's fourth collaboration with writer Hanif Kureishi is its vision of Paris as an arena... More>>
Demy Goddesses Demy Goddesses
Summer days and sister acts in the director’s rapturous musical.
, April 03, 2014
A euphoric swirl of sherbet colors, Jacques Demy's Hollywood-musical homage The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) elevates even the most mundane... More>>
Spoiler: Torture’s Bad Spoiler: Torture’s Bad
The Railway Man is too punishing for its own good.
, April 03, 2014
Has it ever occurred to contemporary commercial filmmakers that maybe audiences could take a movie's word for it that a character has been... More>>
Bon Vivamps Bon Vivamps
Jarmusch’s undead know how to live.
, April 03, 2014
The vampires that walk among us — and they do — are not the Twilight kind, or the True Blood kind, or even the Buffy kind. In the... More>>
The Breakaway The Breakaway
The daring Miss Violence exemplifies — and upends — Greek cinema.
, April 03, 2014
Most art movements reach a point when the work slowly begins to break away. That breaking point is reached in Alexandros Avranas's Miss Violence,... More>>
Descent of Man Descent of Man
Nicolas Cage’s Joe lays bare a culture’s collapse.
, April 03, 2014
It's been 5 million years since humanity hauled itself from the swamp, and according to Joe director David Gordon Green, we're devolving back... More>>
Comedian Has a Sad Comedian Has a Sad
Kristen Wiig dials it way back in Hateship Loveship.
, April 03, 2014
Watching Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live, you maybe sometimes wondered if she was from outer space, perhaps some planet where women have big... More>>
Why Listen to a Liar? Why Listen to a Liar?
Jayson Blair doc could use less Jayson Blair.
, April 03, 2014
Before The New York Times named him its lead reporter on the 2001 D.C. sniper story, Jayson Blair had been accused of plagiarism in The... More>>
A Girl and Her Bike A Girl and Her Bike
Wadjda provides a rare — and heartbreaking — look at life in Riyadh.
, April 03, 2014
Like all child protagonists in movies, Wadjda's Wadjda wants one pure thing so much that the very concept of want shades... More>>
Point for Rumsfeld Point for Rumsfeld
Errol Morris tells us he's tired of interviewing people.
, April 03, 2014
'I've interviewed a lot of nasty characters over the years," says a cheerful Errol Morris over lunch on a bright Los Angeles day. "I'm a... More>>
César Chávez is a Live-Action Inspirational Poster César Chávez is a Live-Action Inspirational Poster
Film fails to capture the scope of its hero.
, March 27, 2014
The Chicano labor leader César Chávez can now join Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in the pantheon of heroes whose world-altering... More>>
Mass(acre) Appeal Mass(acre) Appeal
The Raid 2 offers more, more, argh.
, March 27, 2014
A grave has been freshly dug in the opening shot of director Gareth Evans's ultra-violent Indonesian flick The Raid 2. It's a start, but Evans is... More>>
Bloody Floody: Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic Bloody Floody: Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic
, March 27, 2014
To hear Darren Aronofsky tell it, in the interviews he's given recently to the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker, there was no way in... More>>
Rule of Law Rule of Law
n Dom Hemingway, Jude Law goes for greatness
, March 27, 2014
Going bald is the best thing that ever happened to Jude Law. Britain’s prettiest export did the best he could with his burden of good... More>>
Cringe Out Loud Cringe Out Loud
Coogan’s comic Brit ass beats our stateside variety
, March 27, 2014
Any Yanks concerned that the Brits outclass us may find relief in Alan Partridge, an import comedy that at first seems to stand as evidence of... More>>
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