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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Film Shorts

OPENING  Corpus Christi (NR) Not a film about the Texas city, this Polish drama nominated for the Oscar for Best International Film stars Bartosz Bielenia...

Portrait of a Lady: Hint from Héloïse

Today’s film-school term is “male gaze.” Developed in the 1970s by British film theorist Laura Mulvey, this idea holds that movies are made from...

Blinded by the Light: Born in the U.K.

Sarfraz Manzoor hated growing up as the son of Pakistani immigrants in Britain in the 1980s, but instead of seeking out The Clash or...

Angry Spider

The last shot of Spider-Man 2 was a close-up of MJ Watson (Kirsten Dunst) as she watched her beloved superhero web off into the...

Night of the Laughing Dead

Remember two weeks ago when I said Jennifer's Body was the funniest horror movie since Shaun of the Dead? I was too quick on...

This Movie Is Kick-Ass

How do I describe the awesomeness of Kick-Ass? I could say this is the superhero flick that Watchmen desperately wanted to be, but that...

Godzilla vs. Kong: Monster Smackdown

I have to say, this current series of Hollywood movies about Godzilla feels like the wrong kind of throwback. Taken as a whole, ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Korean Cinema

A little more than 10 years ago, I wrote an article for this paper reporting on the first Korean-language films playing in the area...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2019

Arguably my favorite annually recurring feature is this one in which I compile the best movie dialogue of 2019. If you’re new to this...

Rat Traps

A lot of big names are connected with The Departed, so let’s start with two of the not-so-bigs: Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. They’re...