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High-octane hit

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Faster is a throwback to the action films of the 1970s, from the production color schemes to the film stock and camera angles utilized by cinematographer Michael Grady. If you’re not familiar with classics like Shaft, The French Connection, Dirty Harry, Enter the ...

Reel to reel | Week of August 15, 2013

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20 Feet From Stardom...

Reel to reel | Week of January 3, 2013

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ANNA KARENINA...

Season’s screenings

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Not since the pandemic of 2020 (and 2021, 2022...) has the film calendar looked this uncertain. A dual strike from the Writers Guild of...

Indecent bro-posal

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That’s My Boy isn’t just so bad that you would rather play a fun game of “scratch my retina with chicken wire” for 90 minutes, it’s so bad that writer David Caspe and director Sean Anders should be legally prosecuted for crimes against humanity. If this is what we’re...

Review: ‘Lone Ranger’ is Kemosloppy

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Good news, Washington Redskins! For one glorious weekend in the summer of 2013, your unapologetically racist franchise mascot is not the most grotesque pop culture representation of Native Americans! One can only imagine owner Dan Snyder pounding copious shots of “...

The second American Revolution

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Beyond the inability of many hardworking, taxpaying citizens who have health insurance to obtain necessary medical care at a reasonable cost; beyond a legislature...

Out of the past

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Mamma Roma has paid her dues and done her time. For nearly 30 years, she walked the sweaty streets of Rome, turning tricks and...

No music, no life

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Tower Records was once the place where many gathered to hear great new music, tell their friends about a record they just heard and, most importantly, to purchase it. Tower Records was the place where Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl worked the ...

Men ruin everything

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I don’t want to review Mad Max: Fury Road. I want to write love letters to it or draw it like one of those French girls. If I could find the right keystroke combination, this review would just be one long onomatopoetic recreation of the feral roar of approval ...

Mental illness explored

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Something really bad is coming, an impending apocalypse, and only Curtis (Michael Shannon) can see it. His mom was institutionalized with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 10, however, so are his dreams prophetic or is he starting to lose it? This is the plot of ...

All I need to get by

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There weren’t any crowds in Park City, Utah, and the big studios may have stayed away, but the 2021 Sundance Film Festival proved that...