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Film Review: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The summer of 1969 was historic in many respects: humankind first set foot on the…

Film Review: “The Sparks Brothers”

Edgar Wright’s documentary on the cult pop “band” Sparks (brothers Ron and Russell Mael) is…

Film Review: “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”

Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide is recalled by the public just as vividly as the…

Film Review – “Pig”

Many initially responded to trailers for Pig—the newest film to star unfairly-maligned legend Nicolas Cage—as if…

A NEW WORLD, LOST EXPECTATIONS: A LOOK AT JURASSIC WORLD

Summer is upon us again, and that means blockbusters. The season for door-busting, explosive epics…

BEAUTY & VIOLENCE: PRACTICAL EFFECTS FOR A NEW ERA

Film is about the representation, or perhaps, misrepresentation of reality. What is reality? How can…

Sci-Fi: A History of Genre Bias

Right before Christmas, on December 18, the much anticipated release of Star Wars: Episode VII…

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How To Think About Nothing: Godard’s “Goodbye To Language”

At the very beginning of Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D film Goodbye to Language, onscreen text informs…

Ruin & Ritual: A Few Great Artist Biopics

Whether traditional or avant-garde in style, biopics featuring fine artists usually come with an air…

THE FUNDAMENTALLY INCONSOLABLE: REMEMBERING MIKE NICHOLS

Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire; he was a man of wealth and education;…