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Spring Break Forever: The Better Film at Confronting Our Darker Selves

By • Jan 28th, 2014 • Category: watching

Unlike The Wolf of Wall Street’s unending carnival of misbehavior, Spring Breakers asks more interesting questions, and is stronger for it.

Trying to Connect With Upstream Color

By • May 1st, 2013 • Category: watching

Upstream Color is beautiful, complex, and hard to stop thinking about. Whether Carruth earned that success with the work itself, or its mystique and cultural standing compelled me to build a critical case on its behalf, I’m still not sure.

The Parody Trap: Portlandia vs Key & Peele

By • Apr 2nd, 2013 • Category: watching

Key & Peele push their sketches past the simple parody of Portlandia; and that willingness to go the extra distance, to find moments of universal, emotional truth in their comedy, makes them the best sketch show on television.

The Missing Comedy of the Year Was in the Penalty Box

By • Nov 28th, 2012 • Category: watching

Can’t name a classic comedy of 2012? Try a write-in candidate from last year that seems to have slipped under most people’s radar: the minor-league hockey comedy, Goon.

No Other Gods Before Me: Belief in The Master

By • Aug 29th, 2012 • Category: watching

The Master asks big questions about what it means to believe or be believed. But does it deserve the reverence?

Enjoyable Teen Superpower Movie Named Poorly

By • Feb 14th, 2012 • Category: watching

Chronice’s use of cameras does little to outweigh the multiple awkward exchanges it causes, and yet remains a solid entry in the superhero genre.

The Right Kind of Violence

By • Mar 18th, 2011 • Category: watching

Why shocking Asian imports like I Saw The Devil deserve to be seen.

You Know, For Kids: Five Weird Things About Toy Story 3

By • Mar 10th, 2011 • Category: watching

Toy Story 3 is typical Pixar greatness. But a few odd details stand out to the adult viewer.

Backlog Addiction: A Wonderful and Terrifying Future of Television

By • Feb 23rd, 2011 • Category: watching

Not only is there a constant stream of TV of ‘now’ to be watching; all of the TV of ‘then’ is available too. For the obsessive pop-culture junkie, being well-versed could amount to a full-time job.

Catfish: Don’t Believe What Everyone Wants You to Think It Is

By • Sep 17th, 2010 • Category: watching

How misleading expectations basically subverted and nearly ruined what is otherwise a fascinating, provocative film.