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How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)
6 days ago

How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)

By  •  Reviews, TV

David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” capped an extraordinary experiment.

A mystery that began decades ago, in which Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ascended to the town of Twin …
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Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue
2 weeks ago

Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The loss of most video rental stores has robbed filmgoers of the joy of discovery.

Sure, we can still scroll through titles on streaming devices and choose options that look …
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Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy
1 month ago

Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Spain” offers a rare thing – a sequel that honors and enriches what came before it.

Once again, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing slightly …
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Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope
1 month ago

Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Sunao Katabuchi’s “In This Corner of the World” centers on Suzo Urano, a teenage girl growing up in the small Japanese town of Kure in 1933.

When Suzo is married …
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The One Thing That Makes ‘Species’ Franchise Unique
2 months ago

The One Thing That Makes ‘Species’ Franchise Unique

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Science Fiction has always delved into the lure of sex, either as subtext or as a central theme.

For a genre that famously explores the human experience, pushing the boundaries …
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Is ‘Lawnmower Man’ Hollywood’s Definitive VR Film?
3 months ago

Is ‘Lawnmower Man’ Hollywood’s Definitive VR Film?

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There was a 2014 “Wired” cover story that touted the arrival of the Oculus Rift, the Palmer Luckey-created virtual reality headset,

My awareness of virtual reality, both the sci-fi concept …
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How Maestro Walter Hill Stumbled on ‘Fire’ Flop
4 months ago

How Maestro Walter Hill Stumbled on ‘Fire’ Flop

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Nearly every movie Walter Hill has made is a western … of sorts.

The veteran filmmaker either makes literal horse operas or modern-day crime thrillers stuffed with themes, visuals and …
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Waters’ ‘Serial Mom’ Mainstreamed ‘King of Filth’
5 months ago

Waters’ ‘Serial Mom’ Mainstreamed ‘King of Filth’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s an odd thing to write about the reputable film work of the professionally disreputable Baltimore filmmaker John Waters… but here we are.

Once deemed “The King of Filth,” Waters’ …
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This Forgotten Eastwood Film Deserves Some Love
5 months ago

This Forgotten Eastwood Film Deserves Some Love

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Clint Eastwood remains one of our most iconic movie stars, but his directorial efforts are perhaps even more intriguing than his turns as The Man With No Name or Dirty …
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Is Atwood’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a Trumpian Prophecy?
5 months ago

Is Atwood’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a Trumpian Prophecy?

In 2012, I had the great privilege of meeting author Margaret Atwood.

She was visiting Colorado College, giving a speech and promoting her novel, “The Year of the Flood.” She …
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