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  • Winter's Bone

    Winter's Bone

    I’m automatically endeared to a movie that creates a believable environment. I like a movie that takes me places I’ve never personally been – even if they’re places which I don’t really want to go. WINTER’S BONE is that kind of a movie. It drops you directly into Missouri’s stark and distinctly rural Ozark Mountains, without a road map or a tour guide.

    The closest we get as far as a character we can relate to is the young protagonist,…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


    Jonathan Glazer’s latest film as director — after SEXY BEAST and BIRTH — has been most often called a science-fiction film and it has been called an art film, and I suppose both classifications are apt. By any measure it’s one of the most fascinating films to hit American screens all year, but personally, my own experience with it came closest to horror.

    UNDER THE SKIN is eerie and deliberate, and while nothing that happens in it is specifically scary…

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  • Compliance



    Fast food restaurants are our modern domestic spiritual battleground. If you don’t agree, take a look at the daily news. Every major intellectual (and anti-intellectual) conflict this nation faces at the present moment seems to be playing out as often as not in a McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, or Chik-Fil-A. We’ve got stories about crime, race, gender equality, marriage equality, immigration, nutrition, animal cruelty, shooting rampages, and now, as detailed in the new movie Compliance, malevolent prank…