Goodbye to Language 3D (2014): “…And a Fond Farewell” (Review)
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Goodbye to Language 3D (2014): “…And a Fond Farewell” (Review)

Screened at Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavik Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard, Rated: NR, Runtime: 70 minutes “The idea is simple: A married woman and a…

“Chappie” (2014): Like a Baby but Less Forgivable (Review)
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“Chappie” (2014): Like a Baby but Less Forgivable (Review)

Like a baby, Chappie has lots of elementary ideas and notions of creativity but it cannot execute any of them like an adult. As such…

Jupiter Ascending:  Not quite The Matrix.
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Jupiter Ascending: Not quite The Matrix.

Jupiter ascending had such promise, which is why it’s so damn hard to see it fail so miserably. I feel like it’s worth comparing Jupiter…

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)
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“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)

When did February become a month for good releases? Last year, The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in the same weekend…

“The Voices” (2014): What’s New Pussycat? (Review)
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“The Voices” (2014): What’s New Pussycat? (Review)

Directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Rated: R, Runtime: 103 minutes “A dark comedy about a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) pursuing his office crush with the help…

“Song of the Sea” (2014): All Sealed Up (Review)
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“Song of the Sea” (2014): All Sealed Up (Review)

With all of the complaints and backlash against the Oscars not nominating The Lego Movie in this category. I wanted to take a look at…

“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)
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“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)

Movies aren’t always for whom we think they are. With the release, reception, and buzz around American Sniper, there’s an important conversation we’re not having…

“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)
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“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)

What I loved about Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is that it is the first time in my recent memory that I have been confronted exclusively by…

Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)
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Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)

2014 was a pretty lackluster year in entertainment media. I say that now even though the year isn’t over and I have not seen every…

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)
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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)

In the serialized world of cinema and continuity that we live in, opinions are finite. That occasionally puts critics like myself in difficult positions, where…