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Why So Many Celebrities Are Scientologists
Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: In These Times
The interface of celebrities and Scientology gives the film its main source of fascination.
Why Coen Brother's Latest Flick Makes for Uncomfortable Watching in a Culture Drenched in Positive Thinking
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.
America Can Make Great Movies — But We Fall on Our Faces When We Try to Make Snobby 'Art' Films
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.
You Don't Watch HBO's 'Enlightened' Religiously? Where Have You Been?
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.
FilmSuck: Why America's Great Filmmaking Tradition Went Down the Drain
Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
It boils down to snobbery.
The Problem with Best Films of All-Time Lists -- Even Great Directors Screw Them Up
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?
Nora Ephron: Not So Great
Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: eXiled Online
Why is everyone bending over backwards to praise Nora Ephron's mediocrity?
The Horror of HBO's "Girls"
Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: eXiled Online
The mumblecore cancer has spread.
The Hunger Games: Don't Fall for the Fluff of the Season's Most-hyped Film
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.
Pirates of the Caribbean for Dummies -- How One Director Can Sink a Pretty Good Movie Series
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.
Why Treat Hollywood Flick 'Bridesmaids' Like a Feminist Triumph? It's Just Not That Good
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.
Thor: Don't Kill Yourself Over It
Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: eXiled Online
The latest superhero 'biopic' reinforces great shocker that Hollywood's only in it for the money
'Rango': A Cartoon Movie for Kids That Doesn't Sugar Coat Reality
Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: eXiled Online
Rango has put the fangs back into children’s entertainment.
The Pursuit of Happiness: Why Charlie Sheen and Two And A Half Men Are A Reflection of America
Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: eXiled Online
Libertine elites or boozy couches -- this is us.
The Coen Brothers' True Grit: Putting John Wayne to Shame
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.
Has F/X Hit the Jackpot With Racy New Animated Series 'Archer'?
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.
'Inglourious Basterds': If You Survive the Boring Parts of Quentin Tarantino's New Film, It's Actually Really Good
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.
Whoa, 'District 9' Is a Really Good Sci-Fi Action Flick
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.
Harry Potter and the Blah-Di-Blah-Blah
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.
Up: This Time, Pixar Has Gone Too Far
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.
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