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The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

By at October 27, 2014 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

4 / 5 stars If Juno had a smarter, more mature older sister, it would be Obvious Child. Replace the wiseass chatter of Ellen Page’s pregnant teen with the considerably more complex anxieties of Jenny Slate’s equally pregnant, somewhat stunted adult, and you’re just about there. Add in writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s ease with witty relationship dialogue more...

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Video: The Unstoppable Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

By at October 26, 2014 | 9:54 am | 0 Comment

Video: The Unstoppable Legacy of Stanley Kubrick

The number of film directors whose work not only transcends their lifetime, but also becomes enmeshed in the cultural fabric, is small. Like count-'em-on-one-hand small. Alfred Hitchcock, of course. And a good deal of Steven Spielberg's work will certainly be referenced and remembered by the general public long after he's gone. But the films of Stanley Kubrick seem to more...

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Now on Netflix: BLUE RUIN Film Review

By at October 12, 2014 | 10:14 pm | 0 Comment

Now on Netflix: BLUE RUIN Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the 1950s and 60s, Alfred Hitchcock perfected the story of the Everyman in trouble, the unassuming gent who finds himself in way over his head. But Hitchcock’s "regular guys" were anything but – James Stewart and Cary Grant didn’t exactly look like the fella down the block. They each had screen mega-personas that overwhelmed the characters they more...

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Which are the Best and Worst James Bond Films?

By at September 26, 2014 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment

Which are the Best and Worst James Bond Films?

With last week's news that Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig will begin shooting the next James Bond film in December (the brand's 24th feature), I was wondering if the universally beloved Skyfall was the most well-received Bond film of all time. Granted, the tone of the series has varied through the decades; compare the gravity of Skyfall or Martin Campbell's Casino Royale more...

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