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Hecklevision Gives Movie Audiences Room to Ridiculenew

Usually designated for things like Dane Cook doing standup comedy, Rick Santorum speechifying at liberal universities, and LeBron James hitting the court in Cleveland, heckling is a lost art that can still make a strong statement if said squawker are quick-witted and unafraid to humiliate themselves in the spirit of mean-spirited entertainment.
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martínez  |  04-13-2012  |  Commentary

Playing Gamesnew

The Hunger Games isn't a critical feast.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  04-02-2012  |  Reviews

The human beast in Bullhead and Thin Icenew

The Belgian crime drama Bullhead, which was among this year's foreign film Oscar nominees, is as clumsy and misshapen as its unfortunate protagonist, a bulked-up cattle farmer and gangster named Jacky Vanmarsenille.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  03-31-2012  |  Reviews

The Hunger Gamesnew

Hungry for more.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  03-31-2012  |  Reviews

England's Odd Couplenew

Opens Friday at The Flicks
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  08-03-2011  |  Reviews

Inside the Ministry Movie Meleenew

Why wasn't Al Jourgensen at last week's premiere of Fix: The Ministry Movie? Buckle up -- it's complicated.
Chicago Reader  |  Ed M. Koziarski  |  04-18-2011  |  Music

On the Strange Symbiosis Between Publicists and Film Criticsnew

Greenberg, the big-budget mumblecore movie by Noah Baumbach, should enter the language as Woody Allen’s Zelig did — a title that goes beyond ethnic specificity to stand for a particular social disorder: the tendency toward vanity, suppression and censorship.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-18-2010  |  Movies

An Analysis of Oscar's Not-So-Major Categoriesnew

Hey, look! It’s an Oscar ceremony in March, just like we used to have every year. With all the attention on the Best Picture and acting races as usual, I’m running my third annual rundown of some of the lesser-known categories to help you with your Oscar pool.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  03-07-2010  |  Movies

From Industry Turmoil, Great Films Arosenew

And so another year comes to an end, and with it a decade (Gregorian contrarians notwithstanding) in which the answer to the question “What is cinema?” underwent more radical transmutations than in any comparable period since the dawn of moving images.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  01-04-2010  |  Movies

Keanu Reeves on Rebecca Miller's Unconvincing 'Private Lives of Pippa Lee'new

How much you may or may not enjoy The Private Lives of Pippa Lee depends on either a) your interest in a crowded genre (stifled housewife wonders if she has wasted her life) or b) your interest in watching good actors do interesting work with material that is less than top shelf.
Artvoice  |  Peter Rainer  |  12-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Hillcoat's 'The Road': Brutalism on Celluloidnew

"One for The Road," I said to the ticket taker. "Ha ha ha, that's not the first time I've heard that," he said. And that was the last laugh I had at the movies that day.
Dig Boston  |  David Day  |  12-09-2009  |  Reviews

The 2009 Holiday Film Guidenew

The leaves are turning, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s are looming. The holiday season is upon us! Hollywood hopes you will take a break during your endless holiday shopping in the coming weeks to stop by the mall theater and buy a ticket for one of the following films.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  11-10-2009  |  Movies

Arizona Ghostbusters Go to Extremes for Good Causesnew

Arizona Ghostbusters don't really investigate paranormal activity or bust ghosts. They're just people who love the Ghostbusters franchise and use their costumes and car to raise money for charities.
Phoenix New Times  |  Niki D'Andrea  |  11-03-2009  |  Culture

A Chat With Bobcat Goldthwait, the Jean Renoir of Sicko Humornew

Goldthwait, who parlayed his wild-haired-screamer persona into a zillion comic-relief roles on screens big and small in the eighties, has spent this decade behind the camera. World's Greatest Dad, starring old friend Robin Williams, draws forth from the fertile manure of deviant practices some tender blossoms of understanding.
Boston Phoenix  |  Betsy Sherman  |  09-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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