Tag: Film review

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Contagion”

The feel-lousy blockbuster of the year....

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Project Nim”

The Oscar-winning director of "Man on Wire" returns with a documentary that's in no way monkey business....

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Human Centipede”

Horror movies, perhaps more than any other genre, have become ripe for redundancy. Blood-thirsty psychopath here, deadly virus outbreak...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Still Bill”

Bill Withers released his last album in 1985. After a relatively brief but hit-filled career, he walked away. Frustrated by the efforts of...

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Film, Film Reviews, No Concessions

No Concessions: Spike Jonze’s “Wild Things”

At long last, Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are arrives in theaters this weekend. Did Bob Cashill have a wild...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Invention of Lying”

It’s very rare for a high-concept comedy to work on a consistent level. Often, the movie is only funny in concept and only contains...

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Film, Film Reviews, No Concessions

No Concessions: The Value of “An Education”

Nick Hornby's been a busy man lately -- not only does he have a new book out, but he penned the screenplay for this coming-of-age drama,...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Michael Moore’s “Capitalism,” a Don’t-Like-It-Very-Much Story

Michael Moore has a new movie out, and you might assume that a proud liberal like Jon Cummings might be filled with rapturous praise for...

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Film, Film Reviews, No Concessions

No Concessions: To “Hell” and Back with Sam Raimi

Some horror film directors unnerve us with little ripples of tension that unexpectedly crescendo into waves of terror. Sam Raimi is not one...