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Let’s Talk About Boyhood

There has been a lot of talk about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, an ambitious coming-of-age drama filmed over the course of 12 years, which rightfully includes a handful of Oscar nominations as well as some deliciously phrased reviews. (The Dallas Morning News’ review includes my favorite quote involving an elephant.) Very obviously there’s the Best Picture […]

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Predestination Review: Pasttime

Barreling towards the finish line, you should be doused in a sense of relief. It’s all over. You’ve reached the end. But every once in a while, a film, a book, a game, or even a song turns the tables. Instead of welcoming the faithful terminus to your exhausting journey, it instead comes faster and […]

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Late To The Party: Black Mirror

One slick trend that I approve of in modern television is smartly integrating technology into their narratives. BBC’s Sherlock, for instance, does a stellar job of showing how phones can be used to tell parallel stories and implicate heavier parts of them for drama. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. even kicks off the whole series with some […]

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Let’s Talk About That Sony Hack

Yesterday was abuzz with twittering about The Interview. The film—once upcoming but now not so much—is a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco where they play two journalists recruited by the American government to assassinate Kim Jong-un after managing to book a rare interview with the North Korean leader. It features a rather gruesome […]

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