Category Archives: At the Movies

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Terence Davies: An American Impostor

“The Neon Bible” – It’s a kind of shorthand that works because we already know what to think about the American South in the WWII era, but it doesn’t reveal much for the heart to hold. Continue reading

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Crash and Sturm

There’s a tendency for our actors to inhabit movie roles the way professional wrestlers inhabit their costumes. Continue reading

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Guess That’s Why they Call it the Blues

If you don’t like the Underworld movies, the real question is what you’re doing in the theater watching this. Because, like, seriously? It’s an Underworld movie. Continue reading

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In Thy Orisons

“Five Time Champion” is generally packaged as a coming-of-age movie, and that’s partly what it is. It’s really a film about the chaotic banality of dishonesty. Continue reading

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The House(maid) that Dripped Blood

We can sympathize with her uncertain acquiescence to his seductive approach. He’s the master of the house, after all, an epitome of wealth and power and culture. And not for nothing: ripped. Continue reading

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