Movie Reviews

Swedish fish and the Oregon Trail

Normally, the lead photo art corresponds with the lead review, but protocol be damned when you hook a whopper like this: a candid shot of Ingmar Bergman posing with Spielberg’s toy shark, Bruce. To commemorate ...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

If you didn’t want to inspire comparison, maybe you shouldn’t have made a sequel

Needless to say, most people, critics and civilians alike, disagreed with my negative take on Incredibles 2. Biggest opening of all time for an animated film, 94% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes.com, A+ Cinemascore — plus ...

A return to hard R-rated blaxploitation?

SuperFly surpasses the original

Trailers for BlacKkKlansman, White Boy Rick, and The Equalizer opened the first day/first show screening of Director X’s SuperFly reboot. If a return to hard R-rated blaxploitation is what’s needed to karate-kick comic book excessivity ...

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Youth Media & Tech Summer Camps

Digital Gym Cinema

Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Digital Gym Cinema

Friday, July 20, 11 a.m.

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Friday, July 20, noon to 1 p.m.

Rooftop Cinema Club: Pulp Fiction

Rooftop Cinema Club: Pulp Fiction

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Comic book artists in cinema

A frothy 60s sex satire

The annual celebration of everything that’s wrong with contemporary cinema is upon us. Here are three satires about comic book artists to act as antidote, all available on Amazon Prime. Artists and Models (1955) Was ...

Movie Archives

The Taking of Pelham 123 1.0 stars

Buzzed-up remake of the 1974 hijacked-subway thriller, a handy yardstick of early-21st-century style: photographic gimmicks (pixillation, slow-motion, blurs, zooms, whatnot), throwaway car crashes, outlandish one-man heroics from the deskbound train dispatcher, inflationism in theme and plot as well as in ...

1900 1.0 stars

Bernardo Bertolucci combines a pamphleteer's penchant for straight, party-line ideology and a best-selling novelist's flair for wanton sensation: heaps of flesh, blood, and excrement (of both the literal and figurative sort). In its breadth, if not in its detail, this ...

Psycho 1.0 stars

Gus Van Sant's remake (in color for a new generation unable to discern shapes and forms in black-and-white) scarcely merits discussion, but not because it desecrates the work of the Master. The 1960 original, already sullied by two sequels and ...

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