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V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013
Chairs are for fascists

Film Review

The East

Brit Marling infiltrates Hollywood with philosophical thriller

Brit Marling gets down and dirty with eco terrorist Alexander Skarsgard in thoughtful thriller The East.
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Ignore the creepy old man and continue making out, kids.

Film Review

To Rome With Love

Woody Allen’s having a wonderful time in Italy, but you’ll wish you weren’t there

Prior to 2005, when he was a strictly New York kind of guy, Woody Allen’s batting average was quite high. From 1969’s Take the Money and Run to 1987’s Radio Days, Allen pumped out an unbroken string of classic films (1987’s September was his first seriously meh effort). Even figuring in misses like 1998’s Celebrity and 2003’s Anything Else, you could put him at about a .750—pretty high for a guy who’s put out at least one movie a year since 1969.

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V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011
James Gunn as Clark Kent

Film Interview

Thank You, Masked Man

We get heroic with Super filmmaker James Gunn

James Gunn started out his career writing the trashtacular 1996 Troma film Tromeo and Juliet. By 2002, he was penning the family-friendly hit Scooby-Doo for Warner Bros. In between, he found time to script the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. He’s currently racing around the country promoting his latest writing/directing effort Super. In it, a pathetic fry cook adopts the mantle of a violent superhero after his wife dumps him for someone more interesting. Though shot on a shoestring budget, the film boasts an impressive cast, including Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler.

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