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Body Double

Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes...

Alien vs. Viking

First of all, Outlander has nothing to do with Highlander. It's the sort of movie that reminds you that the line can be very...

America’s Next Top Murderer

It’s been too long since we had a halfway decent American horror flick that wasn’t a remake. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie...

French Lessons

The star of The Class, François Bégaudeau isn't a professional actor. He was a school teacher (and former rock musician) in France who became...

Move On

I always found ABBA's melancholy ballads more interesting than their better-known disco-influenced hits, but I find those latter songs pleasant enough in small doses. String...

Craving More

Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls. A robotic chicken dressed in armor obsesses over false histories...

Dee Criminal-ized

American Violet is the sort of movie that Hollywood used to love making. It's a story of racially tinged injustice that lends itself...

Reporting Live

Michael Winterbottom has spent the last 10 years as one of the world’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, and yet A Mighty Heart marks...

Mario Imbroglio

A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year. That may still be the case, but now...

Company Man

If you want a big-name actor to play a colorless guy with a hole in his soul, Matt Damon is now officially your man....