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Silly sullen Sully

Sully combines the thrill of events you already know work out okay with the pulse-pounding excitement of multiple computer simulations of airplanes landing. Complete...

She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie

It sure is fun to be young. Not yet old enough to experience that odd combination of nostalgia and melancholy that plagues most adults,...

All about the show

Every Labor Day weekend since 1974, filmmakers, critics, historians, students, moviegoers and a handful of outdoorsmen and women converge on the quaint little mountain...

Keep the lights on

It always begins with light. Be it an ancient myth or a modern movie, light carves away the darkness and gives form and shape...

No country for poor men

Like a slow, rumbling thrum, the inevitability of Hell or High Water’s final act patiently chugs at you. One of those rare, gritty, morally...

Hard not to Laika

"Show your work.” That statement is both an admonition given by rigid mathematics instructors and part of the reason why stop-motion animation continues to captivate....

Lady liberty triumphant

If a revolution could ever be distilled into a single image, then let it be Delacroix’s commemoration of the French Revolution’s July 1830 victory,...

Illuminating content

Dear incoming film students, take a moment to learn from those who came before you, and please heed Derek Cianfrance’s advice: “Be where you...

Dr. John Brinkley is just ‘Nuts!’

Dr. John Romulus Brinkley Jr. had trouble with the truth. But then again, Dr. Brinkley was an American, and Americans have a particular allergy...

‘Sausage Party’ goes further than you think


The first 70-or-so minutes of Sausage Party is obscenely insightful, a hilariously raunchy contemplation of how spiritual beliefs can be ignorance-inducing and socially blinding....

‘Suicide Squad’ is messy… but fun


Raise a glass: The magic of movie making is dead. We don’t just know, “how the sausage is made.” No, no, no. Now we press...

The past and present collide in ‘Hell or High Water’

W hen it comes to movie genres, none are as distinctly American as the Western and Film Noir. The Western, populated by cowboys, Native Americans...
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