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Critical Lessons From an After-School Film Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
For the past eight-plus years, I have been facilitating an evolving after-school program that began quite innocently with me subbing in for my CityBeat colleague Kathy Y. Wilson.  

Oculus

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
With assistance from Peter Schlessel, executive producer of Evil Dead and Insidious: Chapter 2, among others, Mike Flanagan directs this creep show affair from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howar  

Particle Fever

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mark Levinson (the writer and director of Prisoner of Time from 1993) immerses himself in the realm of science, documenting the work of a uniquely diverse collection of physicists from around the   

The Raid 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It would be fair to say that Gareth Evans shocked the action world with his kinetic tour de force The Raid: Redemption, which sent a police officer named Rama (Iko Uwais) into an urban hell zone,   

Rio 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I have to say that I’m still mildly resistant to Hollywood animated features — and their sequels, in particular — but some part of me is willing to give this second go-around with the bird  

Comparing the Supreme Identities of Captain America and Jason Bourne

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There’s not a lot of critical love for the comic book genre, despite the box office status reached by mutant hordes’ and various avenging crusaders’ collective assaults.  

Breathe In

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Writer-director Drake Doremus follows up Like Crazy — his romantic drama starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin as a young couple struggling to maintain a sense of connection as they navigate  

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Marvel film dynasty makes a quantum leap from the Iron Age to what audiences, looking back years from now, will recognize as a true Golden Age in several ways. Not only are the stories and cha  

Frankie & Alice

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Based on a true story, Frankie & Alice sets itself up as a sensitive exploration of a complex example of schizophrenia, and indeed there are some thoughtfully engaged exchanges between Frankie  

God's Not Dead

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
 A college student named Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) confronts a modern-day crisis of faith when his philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) challenges the notion that God exists. The story for th