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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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