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Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley wrestles with family history

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Jun 7,2013 - In Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley has either crafted one of the most deeply narcissistic documentaries ever, or one of the most deeply poignant. The fact that I can’t quite decide which of those is true makes it frustratingly

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The Purge

Questioning our own human nature

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // Jun 7,2013 - Maybe it’s implausible. Ten years from now, America is a veritable paradise—unemployment is at 1 percent, crime is virtually nonexistent—thanks to the Purge, an annual 12-hour free-for-all during which all crime,

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Frances Ha

The perils of 20-something-hood

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // May 31,2013 - The easy knock on Noah Baumbach would be to say that he’s spent 17 years as a filmmaker circling around to the same place. In his charming 1995 debut Kicking and Screaming,

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Fast & Furious 6

The idea of action without the execution

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // May 24,2013 - We couldn’t have seen this franchise coming—not this way, not the thing it has become. A dozen years ago, The Fast & the Furious was just a throwaway little actionsploitation pic about L.A. street racing, full of testosterone

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The Hangover Part III

Wolf Pack it in, already

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // May 23,2013 - When The Hangover Part II was released two years ago and turned out to be virtually a note-for-note duplication of the original, many of us found ourselves thinking, “Couldn’t they do something new?”

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Star Trek Into Darkness

A different vision of the future

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // May 15,2013 - There’s a thing that makes me very sad about Star Trek Into Darkness. It’s not the perfect geek storm of an opening gambit that evokes not only the old-school boldly going adventures of the crew of the starship Enterprise,

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The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann's problem is more than not showing proper respect

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // May 10,2013 - What if Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby didn’t have to carry the burden of “The Great Gatsby”? That’s not just some Zen koan-like riddle intended to inspire deep meditation; it’s a question about the way we look at a movie

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Iron Man 3

Man inside the armor takes center stage

By MaryAnn Johanson
POSTED // May 3,2013 - The least interesting thing about the otherwise hugely entertaining Iron Man movies is, ironically, Iron Man. The suit of powered flying armor, that is. Hiding Robert Downey Jr. behind a metal mask an

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To the Wonder

Emotionally ambitious but diffuse

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // May 3,2013 - Somewhere, somewhen, our culture became openly antagonistic to poetry. And that’s making it too easy to dismiss Terrence Malick for the wrong reasons.

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The Company You Keep

Making the morality of activism a snooze

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Apr 26,2013 - Robert Redford hasn’t exactly been shy about his passionate, progressive political commitment over the years. So why does it seems so hard for him to make movies about passionately committed people
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