“I Can Quit Whenever I Want” (2014): An Italian Neon Drug Trip (Review)
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“I Can Quit Whenever I Want” (2014): An Italian Neon Drug Trip (Review)

I Can Quit Whenever I Want (or Smetto quandary voglio), by first time director Sydney Sibilia, is the rather funny tale of a neurobiologist who can’t get…

RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)
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RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)

Ludo, named after the board game, is interesting for exactly one reason: It’s the first wholly self-produced, feature-length film from the Faroe Islands. That’s it, the…

RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)
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RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)

The love hotel is one of those “Only in Japan” phenomenons (though there are actually love hotels all over Asia, but it started in Japan),…

“The Imitation Game” (2014): Oscar is No Enigma…
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“The Imitation Game” (2014): Oscar is No Enigma…

It doesn’t exactly strike the perfect balance between Alan Turing’s revolutionary genius and personal turmoil, but The Imitation Game is a beacon of modern relevance…

“Let’s Be Cops” (2014) Control the Situation (Review)
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“Let’s Be Cops” (2014) Control the Situation (Review)

A great philosopher once said, “”With great power comes great responsibility.” This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spider-man.” That person was…

Double Team Review: Vivek & Sverrir Marvel at “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
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Double Team Review: Vivek & Sverrir Marvel at “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

Vivek: The fact that Guardians of the Galaxy is a film that was made to begin with seems to be both a clear sign of…

“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)
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“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)

Life Itself, the print autobiography, was a very compelling read for two reasons.  First, it was written by a journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner who had…

“Legend” (1985): Less than a Fable, More of a Tale – Or an Anecdote (Review)
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“Legend” (1985): Less than a Fable, More of a Tale – Or an Anecdote (Review)

Legend is an original (in relative terms) cinematic dark fantasy fairy tale from Ridley Scott. It’s the film that Scott made following Blade Runner, arguably…

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