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Fist Fight

A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…

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A Cure for Wellness

As a fetish object, it’s impressive. But as a fully satisfying feature-length drama, it’s a bust.

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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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The Unloved, Part 22: "My Soul to Take"

While the film world is still mourning the loss of Wes Craven, our intrepid defender of cinema's unloved entries digs into his filmography and emerges with a surprising choice, "My Soul to Take." Generally considered the low point in Craven's career, the 2010 film currently holds a stunning 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed under $15 million domestically after a #5 opening at the box office (the lowest total for a Craven film since "Deadly Friend"). It may be the most unloved Unloved to date. But that doesn't stop Scout Tafoya. Let him make his case:


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