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300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire makes bloody combat feel bloodless

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Mar 7,2014 - Early in 300: Rise of an Empire, a spirited “debate” breaks out in the middle of the Athenian Senate. The powerful Persian army is headed to Greece, led by the “god-king” Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro),

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Oscars 2014: Inside the Envelope

Predicting the Academy Awards winners is easier when you don't care

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 28,2014 - Over the years, I’ve written long and often about my evolving relationship with the Academy Awards, but that relationship can safely be summarized as follows: The Oscars and I agree to disagree

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The Wind Rises

English voices don't diminish the beauty of Hayao Miyazaki's visual work

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 28,2014 - To dub or not to dub? It wasn’t really a question for Disney in its plans for releasing Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-nominated animated feature The Wind Rises.

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Like Father, Like Son

Trading children becomes too matter-of-fact in Like Father, Like Son

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 21,2014 - It is one of my cherished critical principles: You must grant a movie its premise. Maybe you’re being asked to believe in a series of tests that allows a sinister agency to predict someone’s every move,

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Robocop

The new Robocop is missing a certain gleeful lunacy

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 12,2014 - It can be fascinating watching history work its magic on conventional wisdom. Take, for example, the case of Paul Verhoeven. As is true for so many purveyors of genre pleasures, Verhoeven was respecte

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The Lego Movie

A manifesto for how any raw material can be turned into art

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 7,2014 - The cynicism, however knee-jerk, is understandable: “The Lego Movie? Seriously?” It’s understandable because we live in an era of cinema as product, a seemingly endless barrage of

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The Monuments Men

George Clooney's raiders of lost art

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Feb 7,2014 - Not every war movie needs to be Saving Private Ryan—a searing, dark journey into man’s inhumanity to man at its most inhuman. Yet there’s also something odd about a war movie as, well, jolly as The Monuments Men.

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Sundance 2014: Festival of Funny

The best of this year's Sundance Film Festival didn't take their subjects too seriously

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Jan 31,2014 - For 11 days in Utah’s mountains in January, not a flake of precipitation fell on the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And the cheery blue skies could not possibly have been a better match for the mood of the festival’s best films.

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2014 Film Preview

A look at 2014's non-sequels, non-adaptations and non-reboots

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // Jan 24,2014 - You may find this hard to believe, but there are, in fact, a few films opening in 2014 that are not sequels, not remakes, not reboots and not based on stage shows, the Bible (there’s more than one of these coming our way)

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Her

Her uses high-concept science-fiction to find the complexity in dealing with real people

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Jan 10,2014 - Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)—the protagonist of Spike Jonze’s gorgeous science-fiction romance Her—is a sensitive guy. You can see it in the way he does his job as a 21st-century Cyrano, surrogate-writing romantic
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