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10 Popular Neo-Noir Films of the 2000’s

By  •  2 days ago

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of neo-noir films without even realizing it. This week alone, GI Jake and I watched The Departed, The Dark Knight, and Training Day. Neo-noir …
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How Zack Snyder Accidentally Reminded Me Superman is Great

By  •  1 week ago

One of the first comic books I remember reading as a child was Death of Superman, a cross-title event series from publisher DC Comics that, you guessed it, …
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SXSW 2016 Best of the Fest

By  •  2 weeks ago

I’ve just awoken from my post-SXSW cryosleep, where I collapse every year for 10 days post-festival. As I eat my first meal in over a week, the fresh memories from …
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5 Reasons Urban Cowboy Is the Ultimate Rodeo Classic

By  •  4 weeks ago

It’s usually about this time of year that people polish off their snakeskin boots, dig up their seldom-worn Stetsons and adorn themselves in just about anything with fringe. Facebook timelines …
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Tom Hardy: Will Someone Please Give This Man An Award?

By  •  1 month ago

It doesn’t take long for our population to get over a seemingly large issue, and move onto the next without looking back. This year at the Oscars, the big issue …
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SXSW Preview

By  •  1 month ago

It’s that time of year in Austin again. Spring is nearly here. The Obamas are coming to town. Locals are buckling down and stocking their pantries, preparing to stay at …
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Wrongful Convictions on Film

By  •  1 month ago

In December of 2015, the Netflix original series Making a Murderer was made available to stream. It became an instant sensation, permeating pop culture on every level, from references on …
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Spotlight’s Magic Moment

By  •  2 months ago

Recently, I watched (and reviewed!) the journalism film, Truth, which retells the controversy surrounding a 2004 60 Minutes II story which called Bush’s service in the Air National Guard into …
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Portland’s Local Talent Fused with International Pictures Make for a Successful Film Fest

By  •  2 months ago

When I arrived at Vermillion Studios at the edge of the river in Portland I was greeted by a smiling and exuberant Irene Taylor Brodsky. The Oscar-nominated, Peabody and Emmy …
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Film Autonomy Talks the Oscars

By  •  2 months ago

It begins every October with the Gotham Award nominations, but the Hollywood awards season (mercifully) comes to an end this Sunday, February 28th, saving its biggest golden bash for last …
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And the Award for Best Director Goes To…

By  •  2 months ago

Not long ago, I wrote about my least favorite of this year’s nominees for Best Director at the Academy Awards, Alejandro González Iñárritu. That was a negative piece, so I …
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Life Hacker: How-To Guide to Nailing Netflix and Chill

By  •  2 months ago

So ladies, we all know #netflixisbae.  With Valentine’s Day coming up this is the season of love, and I know all y’all cheap boys broke up with your girl just …
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See the World Without Leaving Portland This February

By  •  2 months ago

Oregon’s biggest film festival is about to happen in hipster paradise.

I headed out on a typically rainy Oregon afternoon to grab a latte with Nick Bruno, the Publicity …
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Hell Naw, I Don’t Miss Blockbuster! Here’s Why…

By  •  2 months ago

My friends in their 30s say the cutest things.  They say things like “Let’s meet up at the bar closer to 5:30.  We’re binging Damages and want to get in …
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Ten of the Worst Films from 2015

By  •  3 months ago

CHICAGO – They are out there, lurking…the movie land mines that film critics occasionally step on, which explodes utter crap onto their sensibilities. Yes, it’s time for Ten of the …
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Stephanie Huettner’s Top 13 Films of 2015

By  •  3 months ago

Here we are at the end of another year. As always, there have been highs and lows in the film world. In 2015, however, there were more than 10 films …
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Don’t Let the Awards Fool You: Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Hack Director

By  •  3 months ago

Oh God, it’s happening again. Alejandro González Iñárritu, a filmmaker who has consistently trafficked in films that give the appearance of greatness – but in fact, offer very little to …
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Top Ten Horror Films of 2015

By  •  3 months ago

As we say our goodbyes to 2015, I wanted to make a top 10 list of horror films for the year. I’ll tell you, friends, it wasn’t easy. This …
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Patrick’s Top Ten of 2015

By  •  3 months ago

CHICAGO – One of the most daunting and pleasurable pursuits of the film critic’s end of the year is the ubiquitous Top Ten list. Daunting because if there are enough …
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Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2015

By  •  3 months ago

2015 was an overall respectable year for cinema, particularly for horror and science fiction!  Here’s some thoughts I had on what I felt were the year’s best offerings.

Honorable Mentions:


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