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  • The Fright Stuff
  • The Fright Stuff

    Tales of the scary movie moments our critics will never forget.
      I doubt that I have ever jumped so high, so fast, in a manner that probably looked like a cartoon character.
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  • Fall Flicks
  • Fall Flicks

    Our picks for the "awards season" movies most worth getting excited about.
      Here are some of the titles we're most jazzed to see heading toward the end of 2016.
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  • Movie Lessons of the Summer
  • Movie Lessons of the Summer

    City Weekly film critics contemplate the lessons of the cinematic summer
      It's hard to believe the kids are back in school already, and the summer movie season of 2015 is now in the rear-view mirror.
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  • Oscar Nominations 2015
  • Oscar Nominations 2015

    City Weekly film contributors react to the Academy's choices, for good or ill
      Like many, I feared Marion Cotillard would be left out of the Best Actress field. She hasn't got a shot of winning for the remarkable Two Days, One Night, ...
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  • Fall Films 2014
  • Fall Films 2014

    City Weekly film writers look at their most anticipated movies for the rest of 2014
      Every cinematic fall brings talk of "awards season," and the titles almost certain to draw either critical praise or Oscar voters' love, if not both.
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  • Snowpiercer
  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer turns a director’s vision into propulsive genre satisfaction
      Bong Joon-ho isn’t one for staying within the lines. Since making his debut with the bleakly funny Tarantino riff Barking Dogs Never Bite, the South Korean director has delivered a terrific streak of films that remain respectful to their chosen genres—crime procedurals for Memories of Murder,
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  • Cold in July
  • Cold in July

    Cold in July delivers old-school Southern-fried genre satisfaction
      Mention Joe R. Lansdale to someone familiar with his books, and watch the crooked grins start to form. First identified as a member of horror fiction’s short-lived ’90s “splatterpunk” movement,
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  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska

    Low-speed road movie with many virtues
      Alexander Payne has long inhabited the nexus between affectionate ribbing and pointed jabs. Although his killer satirical instincts have been evident since his debut—1996’s blackly hilario
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  • We Are What We Are
  • We Are What We Are

    An unfiltered shot of the real stuff
      Director Jim Mickle first fired up a signal flare among horror fans with 2006’s Mulberry Street, a no-budget melding of Cassavetes-style realism and giant mutant rat men.
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  • Dark Horse
  • Dark Horse

    Cinema of uneasiness loses steam
      Director Todd Solondz had his moment in the … well, we’ll call it “sunshine” with 1998’s Happiness, a spectacularly assured downer that somehow served as the missing link between John Waters and Ingmar Bergman.
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