A true must-see movie
Citizenfour: The story of Edward Snowden is a complicated one, but regardless if you think he’s a hero, a patriot, a traitor, or some combination of all three, you owe it to yourself to see Citizenfour. This is a nuanced, measured, infinitely insightful look at one of the most important news events of the last several years.
However, what… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Citizenfour,' 'Big Game,' 'The Last Dragon' and More
Do not deny its glory
Hackers: For most people Hackers is a guilty pleasure movie, the kind they enjoy ironically and make fun of with friends. Not me. There’s no guilt with how much I genuinely love this movie. I’m also not dumb. I understand completely why people think it’s a big joke, but everything they knock is an aspect I love.
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A new sci-fi classic
Ex Machina: Ex Machina is perhaps one of the most challenging science fiction movies in recent years, not because it contains some kind of Primer-esque plot that’s going to require charts and diagrams to figure out, but because so much of the movie is affected by what baggage and preconceived notions the audience brings to it. On the surface the directorial debut of Alex Garland (who wrote Dredd, Never
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart don’t bother with political correctness
Get Hard: Before it hit theaters earlier this year, Get Hard was getting hammered by critics complaining that its brand of humor was racist, homophobic, and all around outdated. And while it’s easy to see where those complaints would come from, they’re a bit misguided. Sure, there are stereotypes in the movie, but they’re… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Get Hard,' 'The Gunman,' and the Unbelievable Russian Movie 'Hard to Be a God'