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Movies: Prometheus

by Raj Ranade It’s hard not to think of Avatar while watching Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus, and not just because the eerie humanoid in the film’s opening scene looks like the result of a Na’vi one-night-stand with Voldemort. Both […]

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Movies: The Cabin in the Woods, Lockout

by Raj Ranade "You think you know the story," announces the trailer for The Cabin in the Woods. "Think again!" Or, you know, don't. There are things about this


Movies: A Separation

A Separation (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) is a masterpiece, but it's unassuming and unpretentious in a way that praise like that usually doesn't suggest. It piles up


Weekend Movies: The Hunger Games

by Raj Ranade A series of questions regarding The Hunger Games: -          No one likes the literalists who turn their noses up at entire films just because minor detail X would,


Weekend Movies: 21 Jump Street

by Raj Ranade Movie remakes of old TV shows usually strike a balance between reverence for and gentle mockery of their sources - sometimes it works (the latest Star


Weekend Movies: The Grey, Shame

by Raj Ranade "You're going to die," says Ottway to the man. The blood spilling from the man's severed artery suggests that this is true. Ottway is sympathetic. So


Movies: The Artist, Haywire

by Raj Ranade First off: if you've never seen a silent movie (which I suspect is true for a lot of people reading), head to the Kentucky Theatre straight

Movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

This review appears on page 12 of the January 12 print edition of Ace. by Raj Ranade When a critic compares a movie to a video game, it's usually a


Movies: Young Adult

by Raj Ranade Movie direction is basically a process of seduction, and Jason Reitman has had a traditional tendency to come on too strong. Reitman's past films (Juno, Up


Weekend Movies: Melancholia

by Raj Ranade Don't let the movie star glamour and swooning operatic lyricism of Lars von Trier's Melancholia (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) fool you - at its heart,

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