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Dragon Tattoo & Tinker Tailor: What’s Inside a Spy?

Increasingly western filmmakers have grown fascinated with technology, science, and the creation of mechanisms used to help us or, in most cases, destroy us. Christopher Nolan’s narratives spend much of their screen time proclaiming schemes and rules that the characters … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Take Shelter

Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you. Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols’ sophomore directorial effort, concerns itself with how crazy a person’s assertions must be before we dismiss them completely. The film warps our sense of storytelling perspective … Continue reading

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Best Actor Predictions

Current Predictions 09-27-11: George Clooney, The Descendants Brad Pitt, Moneyball Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Jean Dujardin, The Artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Best Actor Notes: Looks like this year is shaping up to be the “year of male stars.” … Continue reading

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REWIND: A Few Words About “The Last Picture Show”

A recent insomnia movie viewing brought me back to Peter Bogdanovich’s remarkable 1971 film, The Last Picture Show. Like all movies of this caliber, upon every viewing new layers reveal themselves and make the work seem even more indispensably than … Continue reading

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