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Of all the films that John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama resembles, Roger Corman's pulp classic Bloody Mama might be the most instructive.
John Hillcoat's gangster melodrama
| August 31, 2012
Grinderman help liberate some bad seeds
Whatever you want to call it, don't call it a midlife crisis.
| November 12, 2010
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
| May 21, 2010
2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
Review: The Road
John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road For those who found the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men too lighthearted, John Hillcoat's relentlessly faithful version of the author's post-apocalyptic Puli
No country for all men: John Hillcoat doesn't stray from Cormac McCarthy's Road
| November 27, 2009
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
| December 21, 2006
The Outback might be rough and wild, but it’s the architecture that takes a real beating in The Proposition .
Nick Cave’s loaded Proposition
| May 26, 2006
Getting to ‘no’
Nick Cave wrote the script for The Proposition in three weeks.
Nick Cave on film
| May 23, 2006
Nick Cave Q&A
| May 23, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 19, 2006
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