Film: Rising Embers

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I was 15 minutes into The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and was relatively unsurprised at how underwhelmed I was by the movie so far. Unsurprised, … [Read more...]

Film: Borrowed Time

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This wild stallion's in heat. No, not all those fine equine specimens parading around the rodeo in the opening scene of Dallas Buyers Club. I'm … [Read more...]

Film: Star-crossed Lovers

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What causes a relationship to flourish? How does the spark upon that first glance lead to a lasting bond that's able to overcome many – if not all … [Read more...]

Film: Acts of Defiance Across Space and Time

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Solomon Northup tries to maintain his footing on the muddy ground. Around his neck, the noose threatens to break his neck if he so much as slips. … [Read more...]

Film: Fat Camp Rebel

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Paradise: Hope, the third and final entry in Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy, possesses a trait I thought I'd never see in any of his … [Read more...]

Film: AARP Jailbirds and El Nacho Más Macho

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It doesn't happen very often, but once in a blue moon Sylvester Stallone reminds you that – within his limited range – he's actually a pretty … [Read more...]

Film: Captains Courageous

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Hell hath no fury like cinephiles who've just been informed that one of their favorite fact-based movies is filled with inaccuracies. “But, but, but … [Read more...]

Film: The Orbit Kerfuffle

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Stop me if you've heard this one before: From a technical perspective, the film is beyond reproach, but I find the story rather … [Read more...]

Film: Best of Enemies

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Is it the constant motion that hypnotizes us? The sheer power of a revved-up engine that elicits our undivided attention? Or is it the competitive … [Read more...]