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‘Hell of the Living Dead’ transcends nonsense

March 4, 20150

Horror has a history of reveling in disaster. Where other genres lock away their failures, horror holds a special place…

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‘I Saw the Devil’ is perverse fun

February 26, 20150

Revenge flicks have been done and redone to death. Man loves woman, woman is killed, man avenges woman’s death. Who…

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‘The Returned’ needs a reality check

February 18, 20150

“The Returned” sincerely wants to be deep, but doesn’t put in the effort to actually be deep. It’s the worst…

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‘Audition’ holds up after a decade

February 11, 20150

Japanese auteur Takashi Miike has probably one of the strangest career trajectories in film. He’s made incest-laden allegories like “Visitor…

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‘The Raid: Redemption’ is mostly bad

February 2, 20150

Most martial arts movies have bad character development and stories. They’re only redeemed through their fight scenes. A swift kick…

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‘Chinese Take-Out’ undercuts humor with grief

January 27, 20150

People of a certain personality just can’t stand folks in their space. It’s not that they hate people, necessarily, their…

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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies’ is hilarious, drags on

January 20, 20150

Ian Fleming brought James Bond into existence in 1953, but French author Jean Bruce cranked out no less than 88…

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‘Outrage’ is a muddled thrill ride

January 12, 20150

When it comes to gangster epics, shifting alliances and betrayal are commonplace. Few achieve the near-perfect balance of “The Godfather,”…

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‘Pusher’ is a ferocious tale

December 8, 20140

At its core, the brilliant film ‘Pusher’ is about men and the things they do to maintain their manhood. In…

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‘The Babadook’ is a horror movie about horror

November 12, 20140

In “The Babadook,” an Australian horror flick from newcomer Jennifer Kent, horror films are as much of a character as…

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The sweet harmony of A Cappella Festivella 21

October 7, 20140

The human voice is an instrument in itself. While pop music is saturated with production and synthesizers, a cappella music…

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‘In Bruges’ is impossibly poignant

October 7, 20140

It is said that on the final day, the Son of Man will return to earth and separate the good…

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RED ZONE: rape in film reinforces sexist ideals

October 6, 20140

Rape and sexual violence have had a place in cinema since it began. Women have predominately been the victims of…

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‘Gone with the Wind’ is a product of its time

October 6, 20140

Title: “Gone with the Wind” Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood Release date: Jan. 1, 1939 Rating: 3/5 Sometimes,…

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