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Thursday, January 24,2013

White people nearly died

'The Impossible' and the hierarchy of suffering

By Ryan Syrek
How deplorable are we as a people that the most palatable story we found attractive enough to tell stars the pasty Ewan McGregor and the quasi-translucent Naomi Watts? And as if it wasn’t enough to focus a story set in this maelstrom of human...
Thursday, January 24,2013

The hidden sounds of Alabama

Boulder director makes Sundance with documentary on Muscle Shoals sound

By Stephanie Riesco
Musicians like Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd visited the tiny Alabama town to record some of their most famous hits. However, few know that this hotbed of American music even exists.
Thursday, January 24,2013

So long, celluloid

Film at the IFS will not go gently into that good night

By David Accomazzo
Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, 35 mm film projectors, for it tolls for thee. And Hollywood is manning the clapper.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Where you been, Laden?

'Zero Dark Thirty' asks a good question

By Ryan Syrek
That members of the U.S. Senate have spent more time discussing the fictional depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty than they spent discussing the actual torture the military was performing in the wake of 9/11 is yet more proof that “Congress” is the opposite of “progress.”
Thursday, January 17,2013

Les swing and les miss

'Les MisÚrables' is the nail in the coffin

By Ryan Syrek
Two minutes in: You can do this, Ryan. Sure, a three-hour film version of a Broadway musical is a dry way to waterboard you, but people say Les MisÚrables is the best adaptation yet. Maybe this is the one that finally changes your mind. Five minutes in: Nope. This is my personal hell.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Cotillard’s coattails

‘Rust and Bone’ hops a ride on Marion’s talent

By Ryan Syrek
Given that France is America’s go-to national punching bag for milquetoast xenophobic jokes, it is a testimony to her towering talent that Marion Cotillard is an Oscar-winning box office draw.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Sherlock Homeless

‘Jack Reacher’ is one smart drifter

By Ryan Syrek
Jack Reacher, the hero of Jack Reacher (in case you were confused), is a drifter with nothing to lose. We know this because that is exactly what Tom Cruise says he is while yelling at a bad guy on the phone, Taken-style.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Antebellum antiheroism

‘Django Unchained’ is awesome and complicated

By Ryan Syrek
Oh, Quentin Tarantino, you’ve really done it this time, haven’t you?
Thursday, December 27,2012

2012, will you marry me?

This year’s best movies were so good, you guys...

By Ryan Syrek
I want the 2012 year-in-film to have my babies. Heck, I’ll have its babies; it has been so durn good I’d totally go seahorse for it.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Poor 2013: Films in the coming year

By Ryan Syrek
Listen, 2013, you look cool. You really do, with your new Superman movie and lack of Twilight. It’s just, well, your older sibling (2012) was super crazy awesome.
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