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Matthew McConaughey finally plays something other than Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe.

Movies: Killer Joe

by Ace As the eponymous hit man, credit must be given to Matthew McConaughey for finally playing something other than Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe, the white trash gothic Texas noir NC17 collaboration from director Willliam Friedkin and Pulitzer Prize […]

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Weekend Movies: ParaNorman

by Raj Ranade A few thoughts about ParaNorman, the new animated film from the stop-motion studio Laika (the team behind the excellent Coraline). - Stop-motion animation has had a minor

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Weekend Movies: Moonrise Kingdom

by Raj Ranade The fussiness is what people love, or love to hate, about the movies of director Wes Anderson: the immaculate retro tailoring, the clockwork regularity of arch one-liners,

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Weekend Movies: Brave

by Raj Ranade One of the many remarkable things about Pixar is how the company's acquisition by Disney, maybe the most massive homogenizing corporate force in American entertainment, has

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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



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