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Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: A Little (Not Much) “Kick-Ass” Action Before Summer Starts

With January and February showing signs of life over the last two years April is now the pre-summer season dumping ground for the...

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Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: Ben Stiller Hurts So Good as “Greenberg”

He’s 40 going on 41. Coming off a breakdown. Underemployed, perhaps unemployable. Convinced in the absolute rightness of his convictions...

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No Concessions: Wonderlands–Tim Burton’s, Matt Damon’s, and “A Prophet’s”

The Wizard of Oz has influenced every movie made since it opened in 1939, or so I’ve read. Off the top of my head I’m not so sure: On...

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Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: An Open Letter to Sandra Bullock, and Her Reply to Me

Almost three years ago to the day I posted on my blog an open letter to my long-time crush object Sandra Bullock. The news was not good....

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No Concessions: Scorsese, Polanski Still Crazy After All These Years

“Film culture today,” I muttered, as I waded through (and into) an unusually bothersome post on the usually half-annoying (but...

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No Concessions: Why I “Heart” Jeff Bridges

If the Oscars are truly serious about slimming down the Academy should just mail Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique their supporting performer...

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Film, The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Game Has Not Changed

It took me a while to get around to seeing Avatar. One reason for that, also coincidentally one of the reasons I have been a pretty lazy...

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Film, The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Lay Down Your Arms

“Filler” is a term often used by music fans to describe songs that sound like they were quickly put together to take up space...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Film, Music, The Bigger Picture

Dw. Dunphy On… (Outlive)

Our own Arend Anton and Dw. Dunphy have collaborated on a film project, titled (Outlive). Watch the video here!...

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No Concessions: “Anvil!” Smashes Through Spring Movie Doldrums

In this week's installment of No Concessions, Bob Cashill has his cinematic face rocked off by Anvil! The Story of Anvil....

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Film, The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Gettin’ Hitched

I’ve been watching a lot of Alfred Hitchcock’s work lately. When searching for a new project, I tend to immerse myself in that...

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Big Three, Part Two

Last week I began a three-part series about the three biggest movie taboos, at least in American cinema — the things we seem to often...

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: In Glorious 3D!

It is a time of economic turmoil. The markets are going berserk; reacting like the headless chickens we already knew them to be. Our nation...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “The Enforcer” and “Protégé”

Dragon Dynasty, which put out an action-packed package of Jackie Chan’s Supercop in January, serves up a double helping of Hong Kong...

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: You’ve Got That Look

Recently, I went to a local Mexican food establishment to pick up dinner with a friend.  This restaurant has a TV mounted to the wall,...