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Ghost stories

According to the new documentary, Chasing the Shadows (chasingtheshadows.com), one-third of Americans believe in ghosts and more people in the United Kingdom believe in ghosts than believe in God. With many ghost-hunting reality shows, like Ghost Hunters on Syfy, ...

We will not grow old together

It all started so well. There was love, and there was kindness. There was understanding, and there was support. And then one day, there...

Sexy puss

DreamWork´s cunning casting of the silky Spaniard Antonio Banderas as a swashbuckling Puss in Boots pays off, brilliantly, in Puss in Boots, a star vehicle for the nursery rhyme kitty cat from the Shrek movies...

‘Red Cliff’ a rare war movie invested in strategy

Red Cliff is the first Chinese-language film from John Woo in more than a decade, and reportedly the most expensive Chineselanguage movie ever made (though, once you see its Lord of the Rings-like immensity, that “reportedly” becomes “oh, totally”). It is two-and-...

Not a question of where, but why

Watching movies in 2019 is no longer a question of where, but why. It could be everywhere: Multiplexes, art house theater, film societies, living rooms,...

An embarrassment of riches

Every year is a great year for the movies, but when was the best? Was it 1939, the year Hollywood gave us The Wizard...

The filmmaker too tough to die

Few filmmakers are as devoted to cinema as Alex Cox. Since his debut in 1984, Cox has made movies for the studios, for BBC’s...

‘A picture with a smile — and perhaps, a tear’

Like it or not, artists change. Though we wish to preserve them in amber, those we hold near and dear grow into individuals that...

My name is Marina Vidal

Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega, Chile’s first openly transgender actress and model) is a waitress with designs of being a singer. And with a voice...

It’s like ‘Cheers’ but with movies

In the past decade, Video Station has saved my ass on many occasions. As a burgeoning film studies major at the University of Colorado...

God’s lonely men

For most, Taxi Driver is summed up by one of the most famous lines in cinema: “You talking to me?” Conveying masculinity and bravado, it readies angry men for battle. But it is misleading. It is an act, a façade. The truth is found in the line that follows: “Well, I’...

Hail to the chin, baby

He may not command the salary of Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio, but for a large percentage of moviegoers, he is just as essential...
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