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Locating Realism in The Revenant

Locating Realism in The Revenant

The Revenant is a powerful statement on cinematic realism affected but not marred by its real toil. It's old cinema made epic again.
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Interstellar: Feeling Machine

Interstellar: Feeling Machine

Interstellar's brilliant technical filmmaking hinges on a story thwarted by melodrama. Its head is full of ideas, but its heart is empty.
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Let Me In: Warm Leftovers

Let Me In: Warm Leftovers

Let Me In is an arousing remake that makes a cautionary tale more streamlined, romantic, and cathartic, three things it probably never intended to be.
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Exorcist II: The Heretic – Horror as Anti-Horror

Exorcist II: The Heretic – Horror as Anti-Horror

Despite its meandering awkwardness, one of the most hated horror films of all time features a compelling creative vision and the visuals of an epic.
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Why Army of the Dead Should Not Be the Oscars Fan Favorite

Why Army of the Dead Should Not Be the Oscars Fan Favorite

Army of the Dead's ruthless devotion to plagiarization is its most passionate aspect. Less effort was never spent on a film so casually praised.
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Zodiac: Memories of Murmur

Zodiac: Memories of Murmur

The 15th anniversary of Zodiac is the perfect occasion to revisit David Fincher's best film and see how the thriller epic holds up in 2022.
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The Revenant
M.C. Myers
The Revenant is a powerful statement on cinematic realism affected but not marred by its real toil. It's old cinema made epic again.
M.C. Myers
Interstellar's brilliant technical filmmaking hinges on a story thwarted by melodrama. Its head is full of ideas, but its heart is empty.
Let Me In
M.C. Myers
Let Me In is an arousing remake that makes a cautionary tale more streamlined, romantic, and cathartic, three things it probably never intended to be.
Exorcist II Linda Blair
M.C. Myers
Despite its meandering awkwardness, one of the most hated horror films of all time features a compelling creative vision and the visuals of an epic.
Dave Bautista Army of the Dead
M.C. Myers
Army of the Dead's ruthless devotion to plagiarization is its most passionate aspect. Less effort was never spent on a film so casually praised.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
M.C. Myers
The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film is exactly what you would expect from rebooting this dirty series into the glossed-up legacy sequel model.
The Batman
M.C. Myers
Admirably grounded and well-cast, The Batman tries its best to add relevance to a cluttered canon amid broken thriller mechanics and aloof dialogue.
Zodiac
M.C. Myers
The 15th anniversary of Zodiac is the perfect occasion to revisit David Fincher's best film and see how the thriller epic holds up in 2022.
Batman
M.C. Myers
Batman reflects the charm and the cost of a script that was not properly finished. But its lead and its meticulous visual design still enchant.
Batman Returns
M.C. Myers
Tim Burton's Batman Returns is a dark Christmas fable, an action fairytale. It's the whole experience of reading comics in one painful, beautiful mythology.
The Legend of Zelda
M.C. Myers
On its anniversary, The Legend of Zelda is a still-brilliant piece of fantasy fiction and a discussion piece for the question of video games as art.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel
M.C. Myers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake is far more willing to recreate its original than to understand it. The result is vile. And not in a good way.