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Hurts So Good

 

Aw, Man

 

Wave Goodbye

 

The Long of It

 

Speaking of Suicide…

 

Crawl for Your Oscar, Leo

 

Tarantinope

 

I See You, 2016

 

Awake My Soul

 

Extra, Extra Bad Things

 

Crisis of Context

I believe it’s a lack of context, not empathy. Because if it’s a lack of empathy, we’re screwed, doomed as a country, culture, maybe even species. The dismissal of the poor as bottom-feeding, system-exploiting moochers comes from not having a full perspective of their actual lives. The racial bigotry inherent in our judicial system would cause outrage if average citizens truly understood the human beings caught up...


Better Orient-ed

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was the kind of movie that is released with apologies and finger pointing. After his first solo stint landed with the grace and majesty of a wet fart, odds were stacked against a sequel for Wolvie. But if Hugh Jackman can forcibly warble Les Miserables to more than $400 million worldwide, there is literally nothing he cannot do. And so we get The Wolverine, a movie that pretends X-Men...


Not to Pee in the Pool But…

Quirky, charming dramedies about awkward, white, privileged suburban teenage boys coming of age are legion. It’s almost as though awkward, white, privileged suburban teenage boys went on to run Hollywood, elevating their innocuous and largely insignificant narratives as somehow more important. We get it: people used to make fun of you for being weirdly shaped and now you can buy a private island and make those...


Focus on What’s Impotent

Writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn is about to lose half his fans. The ones who saw Ryan Gosling in Drive and immediately bought (or had their moms make) scorpion jackets are about to find out that canonization of a violent antihero wasn’t really what Refn was after. If there’s any doubt, watch what happens in Only God Forgives to another Gosling-played underworld dweller who bathes in neon and silently projects...


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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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