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Film Reviews

Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 11:10 pm in Style & Culture
By Kyle Hadyniak

Don’t be surprised if “The Butler” makes an impressive showing at the 2014 Oscars. Simply put, few movies are as profound and emotionally engaging.
A grim recollection of civil rights history in America is framed through the …

Monday, September 9th, 2013, 10:20 am in Style & Culture
By Maria Necastro

The title might sound familiar, likely due to the June release of “This is the End,” the apocalyptic comedy featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco, or the earlier debut of “Seeking a Friend for the End …

Monday, April 15th, 2013, 2:56 am in Style & Culture
By Bryan Hinkel

We’ve all heard the expression, “curiosity killed the cat”; but in “The Croods,” it might be more appropriate to say that it killed the saber-toothed cat. In fact, the Crood family would likely have that phrase …

Sunday, April 7th, 2013, 11:51 pm in Style & Culture
By Josh Deakin

The original 1981 version of “The Evil Dead” is a cult classic. While it was intended to be a low-budget horror film, it sparked the careers of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell. Raimi would …

Monday, February 18th, 2013, 12:28 am in Style & Culture
Animated spy comedy only gets better as seasons roll on
By Jesse Scardina

It is surreal that “Archer” is already a month into its fourth season on FX. I still remember stumbling upon the first episode in 2009, skeptical at first, but continuing to laugh harder and harder as …

Monday, February 11th, 2013, 12:51 am in Style & Culture
New FX series a must-watch for television drama purists
By Jesse Scardina

I knew I would enjoy FX’s new drama, “The Americans,” after the first teaser played on my television. Picture moving slowly down a suburban sidewalk with the summertime sounds of kids playing and dogs barking in …

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, 8:22 pm in Style & Culture
Zombie love story lives up to promising premise
By Derrick Rossignol

Zombies have been done to death — pun absolutely intended.
Ever since AMC’s “The Walking Dead” became a hit cable drama in 2010, film and TV viewers have felt a lot like Rick and the rest of …

Monday, January 28th, 2013, 12:39 am in Style & Culture
Day-Lewis perfect as 16th president in historical gem
By Derrick Rossignol

Daniel Day-Lewis is the Halley’s Comet of actors: He only comes around in what seems like every 75 years or so, but when he does, it’s a sight to behold and worth the wait.
Since 2002, Day-Lewis …

Sunday, January 20th, 2013, 10:30 pm in Style & Culture
Balance of action, humor helps Tarantino's latest thrive
By Derrick Rossignol

Historians with an eye for detail could spend almost all of “Django Unchained” finding things wrong with it. Some of the art, music, vocabulary, clothing and other minor set dressings weren’t around or in common use …

Sunday, December 9th, 2012, 11:59 pm in Style & Culture
Flawed holiday film mixes ideas that don't fit together
By Nathan Bowring

With the holidays fast approaching, I hoped “Rise of the Guardians” would get me in the spirit of the season. This animated movie stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Hugh Jackman.
The Guardians are an …