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Does Debating a 'Good Kill' Make for a Good Movie?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.
  

Summer TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Check out these new seasons and series debuting this summer.  

'Lambert & Stamp': Sign of the Changing Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The birth of the DIY movement, it could be argued, arrived when Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert stumbled upon each other and discovered their shared dream of becoming filmmakers.   

Hypothetical Endings for the 'Mad Men' Series Finale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story itself.  

Mad Max: Fury Road

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 The post-apocalyptic wasteland as only George Miller has ever dared to present it gets a gloriously violent reboot. Miller brings back his signature antihero, the original road warrior Max R  

Pitch Perfect 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Despite concerns for my own credibility, I find that I must let it be known that I was a huge fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The rise of the Barden Bellas, in particular the quietly alterna  

'Maggie': Fighting the Dying of the Light

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Cultural fatigue looms over every frame of Maggie, the new release from director Henry Hobson and screenwriter John Scott 3, setting up a seemingly monumental obstacle for the newbie feature filmmaking team to overcome.   

The Struggle Is Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains.  

The D Train

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What does it say about our culture and society that we all seemingly automatically identify with the story of someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black) — a quintessential high school loser and memb  

Hope Bridge

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Filmed in and around Lexington and Lawrenceburg, Ky., Joshua Overbay’s second feature (following last year’s As It Is In Heaven) delves into questions of redemption as a high school student (Boo  

Hot Pursuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What starts out as a simple (minded) mismatched duo — a strict police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss — who end up going on a Texas-style road trip, l  

White God

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hungarian feature White God captures the story of Lili (Zsófia Psotta), a 13-year-old girl with a strong protective love for her dog Hagen, which gets put to the test when her father, unbeknownst  

Filmmaker Alex Garland Humanizes the Machine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland is a thoroughly modern writer, intent on probing our most human urges and the boundaries that lie beyond the present moment.  

Survival of the Averagest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things.  

Avengers: Age of Ultron

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) managed, in the first installment of Marvel’s heroic team-up, to exert his sure-handed command of multiple characters and fast-paced witty repartee in the