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Soderbergh Vision

Full disclosure, I’ve never been a huge Steven Soderbergh fan. His films always seem like useful watches, primarily because of their varied, always intriguing, premises. For the most part, I align with the filmmaker’s worldview and ideals, so there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Bling Ring Trailer

By the looks of it, what with its long beat editing and key code burn-in, this teaser was culled together rather quickly. My guess is that the comparisons to Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers will continue to be apparent and the … Continue reading

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The Americans: Ep. 101 – 104

Like so many who were long excited for the show, I recently finished binge watching House of Cards. I’ve been less than compelled to talk about the show, think about the show, much less actually write about the show. And that … Continue reading

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Holy Grail: The State of Nonfiction

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71E_fbTzfFc%5D Lately, a number of people have approached me about a troubling trend in documentary films. Basically, there’s a sense that while documentaries have risen to prominence, so too has a lack of creativity and a somewhat lazy reliance on … Continue reading

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Stoker

The tradition of Southern Gothic literature runs like an avoided shadow along the peripheries of great American art. Unlike, say, the cinema renaissance of the 70s or the Gatsby explosion of the 20s or Pollack and Hemingway’s high brow acceptance … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘No’

The question posed to me after screening No, the Chilean film up for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, was whether the film is cynical by pointing out that masses of people could only be mobilized for social … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Will’s Favorite Films of 2011

After compiling my list of favorite films for 2012, I was compelled to revisit some of my lists from the past few years. My interest in this retrospective was intended to be an exploration into the evolution of my tastes … Continue reading

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A Statue for Every Best Picture Winner

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Scott Pilgrim: Panel to Screen

I believe that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World didn’t catch on with audiences because it broke from a carefully programmed formula of what a superhero, comic book, or video game movie is supposed to be. However, those three categories don’t … Continue reading

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The Gatekeepers

Sometimes watching a film on the big screen can make all the difference. I had seen Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers in tiny form some time ago and while I didn’t question the film’s emotional capacity, I identified it unfairly as a typical … Continue reading

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