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Review

VFW

Veterans face-off against drug-addled millennials in retrograde splatter-fest that has something to say

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Review

DISTURBING THE PEACE

Guy Pearce is charismatic but this cop actioner disappoints in its banality

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Netflix Review

THE IRISHMAN

An engulfing opus imbued with cruel wisdom, technical mastery and tragic melancholia

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Review

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

Mackenzie Davis is a bonafide movie star, but this franchise continues to flounder in identity crisis

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Essay

A TOUCH OF ZEN & VIOLENCE: ON THE FANTASY OF CLIFF BOOTH

As moral panic around fantasy violence flares up, Quentin Tarantino argues for a philosophy of cathartic, ethical screen violence via the charisma of Brad Pitt

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Review

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

An unfortunate, picayune footnote to the Rambo franchise

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Review

HAIL SATAN?

Culture war documentary is amusing but superficial as theology

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Essay

FILM CRITICISM & THE NEW PURITANISM: A POLEMIC ON WHERE WE ARE

Cinema has maintained a liberating anti-Puritan ethos since its conception, but how long can that last in today’s febrile and sensitive culture?

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Interview

OUTLAW CINEMA: IN CONVERSATION WITH DALLAS SONNIER

“We will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot.”

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Review Sheffield Doc/Fest

NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Werner Herzog traces the adventures of a spiritual comrade in classic Herzog style