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Guardians of the Galaxy

In many respects, “Guardians,” directed and co-written by indie wit James Gunn, and starring buffed-up former schlub Chris Pratt and Really Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster vet…

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War Story

Director Mark Jackson’s drama is a chilly study in grief starring Catherine Keener as a war-zone photographer shattered by her experiences in Libya.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Comic Book Movie Comment Section Bingo

My friend John Lichman made this. It's a Bingo card collecting words and phrases you're pretty much guaranteed to encounter when reading the comments on a review of a new comic book movie. John actually researched this: nearly everything on the card is cut-and-pasted from actual comments left on recent film reviews (including different spellings of director Zack Snyder's first name). 

Excelsior!


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