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The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge
"...In The Man Who Invented Christmas, beloved fictional miser Ebenezer Scrooge..."

Nov. 21, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

DVDanger: The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Missing found-footage finally escapes, plus Bautista in Bushwick
"...Sometimes a missing movie turns up, and the mythology that grew up around its absence eclipses the..."

Nov. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood
In the wake of Get Out, a classic anthology revisited
"...things: great stories, and a great linking mechanism, chaining the horror together. Tales From the Hood has both, plus..."

April 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Secret Life of Pets
Hollywood has the cure for those dog-day afternoons of summer
"...with questions. Here’s a fun one to anticipate on the drive home from The Secret Life of Pets: “Ma,..."

July 8, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: The Story of Cinema, Part Two
The Editor and Reality, movies about movies
"...There's an old wisdom: If you want an Oscar, make..."

Sept. 9, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.
"...attempt to squash it, it’s hard to pin down the recent cinema of David Cronenberg. Once the master of..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

DVD Watch: 'Night of the Demons' / 'Witchboard'
Director Kevin S. Tenney talks scream queens and classic posters
"...If you've never seen the UK poster for Witchboard, it may just have been..."

Feb. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie'
The TV show that spoofed cinema, then became a movie, comes home
"...it's that people shouldn't talk during films. Especially if they're talking over people who are actually being paid to..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'American Mary'/'Ninja III: The Domination'
The changing POV of the female revenge flick
"...Meet the cinematic female revenger: She dices, she slices, she chops..."

June 15, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman team together like Cartoon All-Stars in this animated picture.
"...crystals, moon worship, fruitcakes, matryoshka dolls, and lost teeth. Others may be confused. Despite the Thanksgiving-week release, Rise of..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

The Girlfriend Experience
Steven Soderbergh directs this DV-cam look at the life of a high-end Manhattan call girl (played by porn star Sasha Grey).
"...diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend, but these days a woman might find it better to invest..."

May 22, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Women
This remake of the 1939 George Cukor film isn't particularly fun or funny.
"...lingerie at a Manhattan boutique, only to discover that the mistress of the damned dirty cheating husband is slipping..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Longshots
Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst directs Ice Cube and others in this sports movie about the first girl to play Pop Warner youth football.
"...– but Durst, lead singer of Limp Bizkit (perhaps the lousiest rock band in the long history of lousy..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Meet the Robinsons
While Disney’s latest animated feature might not be a sign of the apocalypse, it’s at least a sign that Disney needs to find some decent writers.
"...Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson. Ever since seeing the ads for Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, I..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Fearless Freaks
Documentary about the band the Flaming Lips – the crazy/bizarre Oklahoma outfit that, despite itself, rose to national prominence.
"...a fan of OK City’s drug-drenched, psychedelic punk freakazoids the Flaming Lips, but really, this supremely bizarre Long John’s..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All the Real Girls
"...Benjamin Mouton, Maurice Compte, Danny McBride and Shea Wingham. There’s a Silver Jews song called "Inside the Golden Days..."

April 25, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hightower Lowdown
Nike does the right thing -- when it's forced to; Monsanto monkeys with Mexico's corn supply; the San Antonio Spurs and SBC stick it to taxpayers.
"...When it comes to the way workers are treated in the global economy, you..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Sensational Saga of Mr. Sinus
Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...if you guys were naming this article, what would the headline be?..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Hightower Lowdown
The Army cares about residents near its waste incinerator, the post office is watching you, and Americans are overworked.
"...The Army's Chemical Waste Plan There's a new $1 billion..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Enemy at the Gates
"...Hoskins, Gabriel Marshall-Thomson, Eva Mattes and Matthias Habich. In the opening of Enemy at the Gates, as the boats..."

March 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dreamlife of Angels
This gritty film won the French Cesar award as well as Best Actress awards at Cannes for its two leads.
"...Régnier, Grégoire Colin, Jo Prestia and Patrick Mercado. In the city of Lille, France, an unlikely alliance is formed..."

May 14, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day at the Beach
"...Nick Veronis. Starring: Nick Veronis, Patrick Fitzgerald, Neal Jones, Catherine Kellner, Jane Adams, Joe Ragno and Martin Shakar. There's..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big One
"...all people. He is seriously in danger of becoming the new American Shmoo- you remember, that adorable, bottom-heavy, blobby..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Man Who Knew Too Little
"...Joanne Whalley, Richard Wilson, Alfred Molina and John Standing. Whither Bill Murray's career? The pockmarked comedian's last substantial role..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

James and the Giant Peach
In bringing Roald Dahl's book to the screen, the filmmakers have preserved the author's diminutive, fantastic perspective and created a vision of childlike wonder and terror.
"...Directed by: Henry Selick. Do you recall how the world looked to you as a child? Everything was..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont's debut feature based on the Stephen King novella receives a 10th anniversary reissue. The prison drama features standout performances by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
"...Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore. In the wild, rolling hills of central Maine stands the Shawshank..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Before the TV series, there was the movie in which a Nineties Valley Girl discovers her true calling.
"...Candy Clark, David Arquette, Hilary Swank, Paul Reubens, Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer. Yup, Buffy's The Chosen One alright...."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Devil's Pass', 'Die, Monster, Die!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Birth of the Living Dead'
A modern shocker, two vintage terrors, and a history lesson in zombies
"...The years change, the decades fall away, but here at..."

Jan. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Born on the Fourth of July
Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)
"...A surge of lightning flickers as thunder cracks above the rumble of molten lava...."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

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