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Review: Dark Horse
Todd Solondz has turned his audience's divisiveness into a calling card with his often hilariously upsetting films, so it's a surprise that his new movie is fairly tame.
| August 08, 2012
Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Making new Tony Hawk games obviously wasn't working. Why not make the old ones instead?
| August 07, 2012
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
| July 17, 2012
Review: Lollipop Chainsaw
At least this high-kicking, somersaulting, zombie-fighting, magical school girl protagonist is of legal ogling age!
| June 29, 2012
Review: Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
| June 20, 2012
Review: The Turin Horse
Bela Tarr's final film
Legend has it that in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche came across a horse being beaten by its driver. Nietzsche embraced the horse, went insane, and remained so for the rest of his life.
| March 07, 2012
Air | Le Voyage Dans La Lune
It was inevitable that Air would one day be asked to soundtrack a colorized version of an iconic 1902 silent French film about moon exploration, right? There's the French thing, the moon thing, the kitsch-cool factor.
| January 31, 2012
The games of winter
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
| December 27, 2011
Review: We Bought A Zoo
Cameron Crowe's film version of Benjamin Mee's memoir
Matt Damon plays Mee, a journalist who decides that he and his daughter (a precocious Maggie Elizabeth Jones) and sullen teenage son (Colin Ford) need a new start after the death of his wife, so he spends his life savings on a house in the country.
| December 20, 2011
Balancing absurdity with conviction
Women have saved action movies. Who'd go see one if not for Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft or Salt , or Milla Jovovich in anything, or even Helen Mirren in Red ?
| August 30, 2011
The schizoid stronghold of Iwrestledabearonce
The experts claim irony is dead, but the experts are stupid morons. Irony is an abstract concept. It was never alive, therefore cannot die.
| August 03, 2011
Country Strong | Soundtrack
This steaming pile of songs is emblematic of the state of mainstream country music — all artifice, no heart, calculated anthems written to formula and meant, like the film itself, to do no more than capitalize on the genre's current success and rob its undiscriminating fans.
| January 11, 2011
Daft Punk | Tron: Legacy [soundtrack]
Walt Disney (2010)
During their long tenure as electro's supreme mystery men, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have seen their high-tech trickery folded into the sound of our world.
| November 22, 2010
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