Film

Cinema of the Unknown Soldier
How war movies got small
June 25, 2013

From The Dirty Dozen to Zero Dark Thirty: How war movies got small.

The Guts and Energy of 'World War Z'
June 21, 2013

Good times to be a zombie in Hollywood.

Naturalism, Beauty, and Babies
June 14, 2013

It would be hard to name the most brutal example of naturalism since the style came in about a century ago, and the last place one would have looked for a contender is the Venice Film Festival.

'The Kings of Summer' Warms, and 'The Iceman' Chills
June 14, 2013

The Kings of Summer is a fresh delight, full of amiable, foolish people and the casual persistence of common lives. I can’t say the same for The Iceman.

Sofia Coppola's Crusade Against American Materialism
'The Bling Ring' is her boldest indictment yet of the way we live now
June 14, 2013

'The Bling Ring' is her boldest indictment yet of the way we live now.

Not Just a Bloodbath
The surprising politics of 'The Purge'
June 10, 2013

Sure it’s a bloodbath, but the bath is as scathing as acid.

The Lives of Others
What surveillance footage will never tell us
June 07, 2013

What surveillance footage will never tell us.

Google's Latest Product Isn't Free: It's Called 'The Internship'
June 07, 2013

It should come as no surprise that The Internship, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's dude flick about being 40-something summer interns at Google, is a two-hour infomercial for the famously fun-loving company.

'Frances Ha': The Intellectual Wallowing of Noah Baumbach
May 31, 2013

This homage to the Franch New Wave makes make Lena Dunham look like Hannah Arendt.

A New Movie Perpetuates the Pernicious Myth of Hannah Arendt
May 30, 2013

Hannah Arendt exposes the threadbare hero it hallows.

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