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Elba Schools Henson in the Meaning of Old Adage “No Good Deed”...

By James Scott | Monday, September 15, 10:02 am
Subtle thrillers that take more than half the film to build suspense are fairly rare these days.

Too Many Zombies, Not Enough Time in “Z Nation”

By James Scott | Sunday, September 14, 3:08 pm
Once upon a time, the entire notion of the living dead was too threatening in its social implications to ever be considered mainstream. Now it's on TV every week.

Hardy gets a Puppy, Bids Farewell to Gandolfini in “The Drop”

By James Scott | Saturday, September 13, 6:52 pm
I didn't even know there WAS a Chechen Mafia.

Too Many Zombies, Not Enough Time in “Z Nation”

Once upon a time, the entire notion of the living dead was too threatening in its social implications to ever be considered mainstream. Now it's on TV every week.

Hardy gets a Puppy, Bids Farewell to Gandolfini in “The Drop”

I didn't even know there WAS a Chechen Mafia.

Indiana Jones Meets Blair Witch in “As Above, So Below”

I applaud films which are shot in the locations where they're supposed to be happening.

Gleeson Walks the Walk to “Calvary”

Is martyrdom itself a form of suicide -- and, if so, can Catholicism reconcile the two?

“Axanar”: The “Star Trek” Movie Nobody Knew They Were Waiting For

Star Trek is the only science fiction that postulates a positive future for humanity.

Moretz Ponders Mortal Options in “If I Stay”

Medical science has done all it can; the decision to live has to be hers alone.

“The Giver” Finds Teens in Yet Another Future Dystopia

Devotees of the novel might object, but the cinematic concessions don't bother me.

“Let’s Be Cops” Is an Even Worse Suggestion Than You Imagine

I wouldn't suspect police officers typically encounter hilarity on a daily basis

Actors Follow Effects “Into the Storm”

"Found footage" doesn't work if the camera ostensibly recording the footage is represented as destroyed or irretrievably lost during the course of the action.

You’ll work Up an Appetite On “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

Food always brings disparate cultures and their peoples closer together.

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