It's all about the humans in 'Arrival'

/ May 17, 2017

It's all about the humans in 'Arrival'

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With "Arrival," director Denis Villeneuve takes a very familiar alien invasion scenario and tries to put a new twist on it. While everyone from H. G. Wells in "War of the Worlds" to Roland Emmerich in "Independence Day" has envisioned a swarm of spacecraft ...

Enemy

/ Jul 16, 2014

Enemy

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Very few directors have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by David Lynch's films such as "Lost Highway" and "Mulholland Drive." These are films steeped in mysteries so deep that Lynch himself is positively daring audiences to wrap their heads around them; they are ...

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

May 1, 2014

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

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A thousand things can go wrong in a kidnapping investigation, and "Prisoners" goes through about 100 of them before you lose count. After that it's easy to blackout under the chokehold of desperation that defines both the film and its protagonist, Keller Dover (Hugh ...