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Grecian Daddy drama

The Two Faces of January could have been urid and awful and fun.

It’s not a subtle move to open your story with a tour guide (Oscar Isaac) leading a group around some sun-drenched ruins and telling site-specific stories from the Greek myths. (In this case, the story ...


Five days and 100 films. That’s the promise made by this year’s San Diego Film Festival. The festival runs September 24–28, with the lion’s share of the screenings to be held at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp ...

Everything is nothing

The Zero Theorem runs in a counter-parallel universe to Terry Gilliam’s masterwork, Brazil, a film he’s dedicated a career to remaking. The setting looks the same. The church that computer genius Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) ...

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Worlds of color and whimsy and erased memories

I was intrigued by the title Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (USA, 2004), although Jim Carrey isn’t one of my favorite actors. I’m currently still in love with this film, which is part sci-fi ...

Movie Archives

2 Guns 1.0 stars

Just diverting enough, thanks in large part to the weary charm of Denzel Washington's undercover DEA agent, and the earnest charm of Mark Wahlberg's undercover Navy investigator. (The wiseassery Wahlberg uses to cover the earnestness, alas, quickly wears thin.) Thanks ...

Out of Time 1.0 stars

Familiar situation (in movies, not in life) of the framed lawman steering a murder investigation away from himself, staying one step ahead of his estranged wife, the newly appointed homicide detective. For a while the movie feigns an interest in ...

The Bone Collector 1.0 stars

Detective thriller in which the mental prowess of the master sleuth is glaringly spotlighted by reducing him to a quadriplegic: an almost literally disembodied brain. The arrangement vaguely suggests a high-tech variation on the modus operandi of the venerable Nero ...

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