“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…

RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)
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RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

Art and Craft tells the story a man named Mark Landis. Landis is a very peculiar man, a diagnosed schizophrenic who live alone in his…

RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)
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RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)

Robert Altman is one of the most remarkable, influential and singular directors in the history of American cinema. A true renegade director whose entire career…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)

It’s no secret that I hated The Amazing Spider-Man. I herald it as one of the worst superhero movies ever made and a singular black…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)

Much has been said of the eagerness with which the web slinging wall crawler  Spider-Man was rebooted following the creative failure of 2007’s Spider-Man 3,…

‘American Hustle’ (2013): Live and Let Die (Review)
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‘American Hustle’ (2013): Live and Let Die (Review)

David O. Russell could not have come back in better form after taking six years off after the failure of I Heart Huckabees. Taking his…

“The Avengers” Actually Has Great Drama!
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“The Avengers” Actually Has Great Drama!

I got into an interesting conversation with a couple friends of mine about the successes and failures of Man of Steel.  For those who don’t…

‘All Is Lost’ – Robert Redford on a Mother F***ing Boat!
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‘All Is Lost’ – Robert Redford on a Mother F***ing Boat!

2013 really is an odd year (puns galore!) for film. Earlier, Hollywood put out two movies featuring invasions of the White House Die Hard style…

Double Team Review: ‘About Time’ (2013): Nick and Colin Talk Time Traveling Love (Together)
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Double Team Review: ‘About Time’ (2013): Nick and Colin Talk Time Traveling Love (Together)

N: About Time is not your usual romantic comedy. It’s directed by Richard Curtis, who also made Love Actually, a film I know we both…

Film Review: Action Jackson (1988)

It’s ’80s Month on Filmophilia in September, where we try to sprinkle a few 1980s-related posts among our regular output of up-to-date reviews, news and…