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ME PROBLEM Wednesday, June 24
How to read the emotional emergence from narcissism in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
MELLOW YELLOW Wednesday, July 8
The adorably servile creatures from the Despicable Me movies would’ve been better served by a better story
WRITE AND WRONG 5 days ago
David Foster Wallace, The End of the Tour, and the perils of biographical drama
FRESH FRONTIERS 5 days ago
Except for oldsters like Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Robert Duvall, it seems that no Hollywood filmmaker today gives a flip about making Westerns anymore. Then again, I …
HELLUVA FILM 5 days ago
ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL
An interesting plot for the sci-fi franchise’s latest is bogged down by blah action scenes
CINEMATIC EXTINCTION Wednesday, July 8
Not to be confused with disaster flicks like San Andreas, Armageddon, or 2012, the Australian doomsday film These Final Hours (2013) offers no hope of survival for anyone. It’s the end of …
OCD AND LSD IN THE USA Wednesday, June 10
Don’t worry, baby, Brian Wilson biopic covers bad trips and good vibrations of the legendary musician’s life
VENICE THE MENACE Wednesday, June 10
For those of you contemplating a summer vacation abroad to the canals, restaurants, and sights of beautiful Venice, let me recommend two terrific films set in the Italian landmark that you’ll …
Comedian Amy Schumer’s big screen debut is a bumpy ride with far too few funny stops along the way