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'Charlie Victor Romeo' and the Poetry of Plane Crashes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 31, 2014 2:14 PM
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Watching the movie whose dialogue come from the black boxes of downed planes is like confronting your own death, but in a good way.

The Secret Conservatism of Sundance's Most Controversial Film

  • By Katie Kilkenny
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  • January 31, 2014 10:48 AM
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With its focus on a young woman's orifices, 'Wetlands' got critics' attention, but its tidy wrap-up is oddly comforting.

Fifty Shades of Pie: The Crustiest Takedowns of the Less-Than-Peachy 'Labor Day'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 30, 2014 12:35 PM
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Want to savage the Kate Winslet/Josh Brolin romance's heavy-handed symbolism? Use some of your own.

Who Killed The Woman's Picture?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 29, 2014 9:41 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Are romantic comedies dying because they're lousy, or because male-driven popular and critical culture ignores them?

Does Nicolas Cage Know What He's Doing?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 28, 2014 11:41 AM
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A marathon of Cage's films reveals a method to his madness.

In 'The Voices' and 'Listen Up Philip,' Two Flavors of Sundance Misanthropy

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 3:36 PM
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In 'Listen Up Philip' and 'The Voices,' Jason Schwartzman is a self-loathing novelist, and Ryan Reynold's cat tells him to kill.

J. Hoberman Opens His New York Times DVD Column With a Shot at The New York Times

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 24, 2014 11:37 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Lest anyone fear the longtime 'Voice' critic has lost his alt-weekly edge, he uses his review of Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia' to shoot an arrow at his new employer.

With 'The Babadook' and 'Frank,' Sundance Launches Thrilling New Talents

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 18, 2014 6:33 PM
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In the space of five hours, Sundance 2014 went from a good festival to a great one.

How 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' and 'The Act of Killing' Find the Truth Through Movies

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 10, 2014 2:10 PM
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Two documentaries explore how we find ourselves through watching movies, and making them.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' Debate in a Single Tweet

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 30, 2013 2:11 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Many great words have been written about Martin Scorsese's epic of debauchery, but it only takes 140 characters to sum them up.