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This Is The End (Spoiler Alert: Even Hipsters Can Love It) photo
July 19, 2013 | movie reviews

This Is The End (Spoiler Alert: Even Hipsters Can Love It)

Max

I’ve been shocked by reactions to This Is The End on two separate occasions. The first... more

Adam Novy on Plot: Skyfall photo
June 4, 2013 | movie reviews

Adam Novy on Plot: Skyfall

Adam Novy

Some thoughts on the plot of the newest Bond movie, Skyfall.

A Place Beyond the Pines (2013) photo
April 17, 2013 | movie reviews

A Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

Max

Derek Cianfrance’s intense crime drama A Place Beyond The Pines affected me in a way that a movie hasn’t... more

Spring Breakers (2013) photo
March 25, 2013 | movie reviews

Spring Breakers (2013)

Max

Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is like every good girl’s fantasy of being bad turned on its head and twisted into... more

Django Unchained (2012) photo
January 9, 2013 | movie reviews

Django Unchained (2012)

Max

  Django Unchained was the best movie I saw in 2012  (though Take Shelter and Moonrise Kingdom are a close... more

Rare Exports (Finland, 2010) photo
December 25, 2012 | movie reviews

Rare Exports (Finland, 2010)

Max

I can tell you right now that the visual of thousands of Santas running naked through the Finnish/Russian countryside with... more

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; on DVD now) photo
December 3, 2012 | movie reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; on DVD now)

Max

  Searching for her mother, as well as caring for the people she loves as they battle for... more

Annie Hall (1977) photo
November 30, 2012 | movie reviews

Annie Hall (1977)

Max

Although Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) might be the most adorable hipster on the face of the planet and I consider his... more

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) photo
November 16, 2012 | movie reviews

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Max

A well-respected, dignified president living a double-life as a slayer of the undead is actually a much... more

Flight (2012) photo
November 9, 2012 | movie reviews

Flight (2012)

Max

  Although Flight opens on a full-screen shot of a nipple, it quickly digresses into one of the most intense movie scenes... more

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) photo
November 2, 2012 | movie reviews

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Max

Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever seen pass as a movie. Besides... more

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) photo
October 26, 2012 | movie reviews

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Max

Perks of Being a Wallflower is the very beautiful, slightly tragic, endearing story of diffident, introverted... more

Sinister (2012) photo
October 19, 2012 | movie reviews

Sinister (2012)

Max

I literally can’t even warn you about what it feels like to see Sinister, other than that it makes you feel like you’re... more

The Campaign (2012) photo
October 12, 2012 | movie reviews

The Campaign (2012)

Max

This was the movie that I had been most excited for this summer. I’m most likely Zach Galifianakis’ biggest fan, and... more

Easy Rider (1969) photo
September 28, 2012 | movie reviews

Easy Rider (1969)

Max

Easy Rider perfectly displays the counter-culture rebellion of the 1960s. Two hippie bros, Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis... more

Dark Horse (2012) photo
September 21, 2012 | movie reviews

Dark Horse (2012)

Max

Okay, so the trailer makes Dark Horse seem like a fun, silly comedy about a man who might not be the most mature guy ever, but seems... more

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