Period Piece

Dear Dallas Buyers Club,

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What is about unsavory characters in film? Or even unsavory films with character? I have yet to figure it out but one ...

The 2013 State of the Monster Address

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In the second annual State of the Monster Address, I examine what new monsters have shown up and see if they can take ...

Dear Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,

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There is a very rare and specific kind of cinematic alchemy, one which takes the sciences of cinematography, editing, ...

Dear Django Unchained,

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Man, when you got started on telling your story, I swear I felt Sergio Leone grinnin’ in his grave. But then, we’re ...

Dear Anna Karenina,

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When a film takes the subtext of its source material and makes it text the result will often blunt the final product, ...

Dear Cloud Atlas,

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It is my firm believe that ambition should never be the source of ridicule. A reach exceeding its grasp should never be ...