“This Town Needs An Enema!” (#66)

Every generation gets the Batman it deserves, and ours is hands-down the best to ever glower down at us from the big screen — Michael Keaton’s scowling, brooding Caped Crusader, and his equally brooding (but also very neurotic) take on orphaned playboy Bruce Wayne. Early in his career, Tim Burton controversially cast everyman Keaton as […]

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Sunday Crimes: ‘Spotlight’ Illuminates The Catholic Church’s Dirty Little Secret

It’s late November now… and, shocker of shockers, the Oscar race is still wide open. As usual, awards season is officially underway with hopeful contenders stacked one on top of the other. But less usual is the reasonably quiet race we’ve had thus far. There are not thunderously moving, high-impact prestige dramas like 12 Years […]

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10 Reasons ‘Black Swan’ And ‘Birdman’ Are Actually The Same Movie

Birdman is one the year’s most critically beloved films. It features brilliant performances, breathtaking filmmaking, an off-the-beaten-path score, and unfolds in one long unbroken take (but not really). And how about the story? Well, on a narrative level, it’s pretty much the same movie as Black Swan, which is why I admire the film but […]

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The Tens: Best Of Film 2010

As a film school graduate, I’m afraid I have an obligation to take entertainment way too seriously. That’s why, when awards season rolls around, I can’t help but partake in the senseless, arbitrary, and totally nerdy critic’s pastime of ranking all the films I saw and compiling a Top Ten List. And since 2011’s award […]

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