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Guardians of the Galaxy
The Conspiracy
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:00am | 0 Comments

Spy thrillers are bound to become more complex with the NSA leaks uncovering a massive global surveillance system, and A Most Wanted Man is perhaps the first film to take a crack at it. Adapted from John le Carré’s eponymous novel, A Most Wanted Man extends the spy genre enough so that it’s original, but not to the point where it’s unrecognizable.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00am | 0 Comments

Rise of the Planet of the Apes overcame the typical problems of reboots, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also does not fall into the traps so many sequels fall victim to, like being rushed to production and over-anticipated. Instead the film stands on its own, not having to rely reasserting the world or any of the timelines created in Planet of the Apes.

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My Favorite Movie!
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:05am | 0 Comments

An impressive result for an extra-low-budget debut, My Favorite Movie! takes on complex narrative forms and unashamedly balances between camp and banality, even if the former is its ultimate savoir.

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Life Itself
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

There is no doubt that Roger Ebert, one of the most prolific and well-known movie reviewers in American history, would have a film produced to pay tribute to his career at some time.

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

Director Bong Joon-ho turns conventional themes of predestination and socio-economic disparity on their side. Where many political films express economic dichotomy vertically as a bottom to top comparison--think Metropolis or last year’s Elysium-- Snowpiercer portrays this horizontally as a group of rebels push forward from the tail to the engine.

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