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“The Avengers”: one step forward, two steps back

Last week, living in Europe brought with it another benefit to list alongside universal health care (for now, at least) and affordable wines: I got to see Marvel’s The Avengers a good week before American moviegoers were afforded that opportunity. This … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Star Wars Prequels

Red Letter Media’s epic seven-part video essay on Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace has been making the internet rounds for quite a while now, and seemed like a bizarro one-off tour de force that somehow combined genuine film criticism … Continue reading

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Body of Lies

The latest high-profile entry in the dead-on-its-feet post-9/11 thriller genre, Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies is certainly not the worst of its kind, but it somehow did end up one of the more embarrassing commercial failures – in spite of … Continue reading

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