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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Unbreakable Glass

Look, I get why people are losing their minds over The Revenant. It looks amazing and has much else to recommend it besides. Still,...

Despicable We

The first thing you’ll see in The Hateful Eight is an overture. It’s a title card shown over several minutes’ worth of mood-setting music...

The Top 10

This year’s movies brought us Life, Love, Youth, and Joy, as well as a bunch of films about women that wound up dominating this...

Christmas Movie Roundup

As is the case most Christmases, this week has tons of movies dropping into the multiplexes for the holiday, so I’m publishing a guide...

Show of Force

I think I’ve been resisting the Star Wars hype pretty well. While people around me have been holding their breath for the better part...

Fair Is Foul

Some otherwise rational people think that there’s a curse over Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and one piece of evidence they have is that so many great...

Here Come the Hardys

You can see the reasoning behind Legend. In casting Tom Hardy as the identical twin brothers who ran London’s organized crime scene in the...

Career Move

Jeremy Lanning always knew he was going to join the military. “It felt like something I was supposed to do,” said the 41-year-old Fort Worthian....

This My City

Satire has been an element of Spike Lee’s filmmaking since the beginning. Caricatures, heightened reality, and subversive jokes aimed at all manner of targets...

Shadow Writer

Dalton Trumbo was, to use an overexposed word, a hero. His life may never have been in grave peril, but after the Oscar-winning screenwriter...