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Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Jacobin

'Inside Llewyn Davis' is one long look at human failure with a lot of humor soaked in between.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

'Escape from Tomorrow' is exhibit A of everything that can go wrong when we try to get all fancypants.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America is being treated to a brilliant satire of the links between the New Age self-actualization movement and the worker hell of corporate America.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It boils down to snobbery.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

A major film institute says that Vertigo is now the best movie ever, a spot Citizen Kane held for 50 years. What gives?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

Why is everyone bending over backwards to praise Nora Ephron's mediocrity?

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

The mumblecore cancer has spread.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: eXiled Online

Let's consider this fat sloppy hit film The Hunger Games. Frankly, as a film, it's nothing to tweet about.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

It's a great film education watching Rob Marshall, the director replacing Gore Verbinski, wreck the Pirates franchise in one go.

Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

Bridesmaids is apparently a big deal. If we don’t all go see it, there will never be another movie made about women again. Or something like that.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

The latest superhero 'biopic' reinforces great shocker that Hollywood's only in it for the money

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

Rango has put the fangs back into children’s entertainment.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: eXiled Online

Libertine elites or boozy couches -- this is us.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2010, Source: eXiled Online

Critics need to chill about the Coens' lack of proximity to the original film, and see the new version for the great work it is.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2010, Source: eXiled Online

It's a spoof of the James Bond-type spy genre, which doesn't sound too good, but never underestimate what Adam Reed of Sealab 2021 can do with moldy genre spoofs.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

It's all eye-poppingly impressive, and the relentlessness of it will still make you want it to stop as you head deep into hour three.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

There are a couple of strokes of genius in District 9 that renew hopes for the future of genre film.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

So Harry Potter, the latest one. How many more to go? Only two? Well, good, that means they'll finish up before the kids turn 30.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

Pixar, the inheritor of Disney's cheesy style, has been pushed to dangerously high glucose levels with their new animated film.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008, Source: eXiled Online

You can practically feel Oilver Stone sitting behind you, breathing on the back of your neck and willing you to see the brilliance of his vision.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"Hancock" is supposed to be a wry commentary on the pressure of being Will Smith, but the message gets lost in a big-budget Hollywood train wreck.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

M. Night Shyamalan's latest film is about an airborne mystery toxin that causes people to kill themselves -- and it's not bad.

Posted on: May 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Spielberg's inventiveness fails a half-hour into the latest <i>Indiana Jones</i>, but the rest of the movie coasts on its zillion-dollar budget.

Posted on: May 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

This movie is so long, so slow, so cheesy, so pumped full of phony computer graphics that there's nothing to stop it from making a billion dollars.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The iconic teens come face to face with the injustices at Gitmo -- and young audiences are going to eat it up.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: The eXile

'Ah signed up thinkin' Ah was goin' there fer mah country.' Hayseed accents can't hide the film's glamorization of war.