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Scientific improbability

Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender

It’s been a depressing half-decade for Ridley Scott fans. His track record has been bleak ever since 2007’s American GangsterĀ and from thereĀ he’s been accelerating down an ever-steepening slope that bottoms out with Prometheus, the new film with which he has…

Fairly stale faerie tale

After the less-than-enthusiastic reception Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror received earlier this year, first-time director Rupert Sanders delivers what can be confidently said is the more anticipated update of the Grimms’ faerie tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, a roving, drifting…

Fail the conquering hero

Patrick Wilson and Charlize Theron in 'Young Adult'

The search for greener grass lies at the restless heart of Jason Reitman’s latest scab-picker, Young Adult. Re-teaming with his screenwriting golden girl Diablo Cody (Juno), the pair zero in on the slacker generation and its pride in its own…

Best. Year. Ever.

It’s a requirement of every blog. At the end of each year/decade/millennium, every cineaste, film fan, movie maven, what-have-you, is obliged to recap his or her favorite flicks of that timespan.