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To the materialistic citizens of 1980s Los Angeles depicted in Tristan Patterson's Electric Slide, appearances are everything—especially to lowlife furniture salesman Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess). The man walks with a swagger that gives no indication...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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It would be mildly facetious to imply a direct correlation between the workmanlike prolificacy of director Matt Shakman's diverse television work and the episodic ungainliness of his feature debut, Cut Bank, but it would also be unwise to ignore the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Of the unforgettable moments that abound in Hoop Dreams, there's one quiet and fleeting image that's never left this critic: of a few children sitting on the front porch of a house somewhere in the Chicago projects, bundled together in a fashion that...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Manos Sucias, writer-director Josef Kubota Wladyka's debut feature, strikes familiar notes about young men entrapped within a perpetual cycle of violence. This theme is literally configured into a "road" narrative involving Delio (Cristian James Abvincula)...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Another addition to the ever-growing stockpile of inferior Pokémon copycats, Fossil Fighters: Frontier is the third entry in a series that has been playing second—scratch that, fourth—fiddle to Game Freak's subgenre-dominating catch-train-battle...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Though the gun acquired early on in Axiom Verge is literally a disruptive technology, able to hack into enemy and environmental code, flipping it to a new binary state, the game itself is more of a sustaining innovation, revisiting and improving on the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There's a lot of bullshit one must withstand in order to tolerate the steady charms of 5 to 7, a romantic comedy whose main character, unpublished fiction writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin), seduces a married French woman, ingratiates himself with New...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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One of the first things we see in "Conquer," the astonishing and consistently thrilling finale of The Walking Dead's fifth season, is a rabbit's foot, hanging from the rearview mirror where Morgan (Lennie Jones) is making camp, not far from the Alexandria...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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1. "Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on The Daily Show." The South African comedian will take over for Stewart some time this year. "Mr. Noah, who spoke by phone from Dubai, where he is on a leg of a comedy tour, said he had been given a great opportunity,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 30, 2015
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To say Ringo Starr isn't exactly known as a wordsmith would be a colossal understatement considering the fact that the best song he ever wrote is literally about an octopus swimming around in the ocean. But of all the third-grade-level lyrical whoppers...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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After founding member and producer Chris Walla left Death Cab for Cutie last year, it was reasonable to expect a change in the band's sound—and following 2011's disappointing Codes and Keys, a change was needed. Following their 2003 breakthrough, Transatlanticism,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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"Once, a beautiful young girl lived in a very cold house in Scotland," Effie Gray begins, with the retrospective glance of many such stories, as our heroine (Dakota Fanning) strolls toward the camera through an autumnal garden. Tangles of brown and yellow...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Last Knights is set in a realm that's generic even by the contemporary standard set by the muddy, humorless, gray-sheened period war films that often represent a self-conscious attempt to modernize the sword-and-sandal movies of the 1950s, and that often...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Dick Miller is a vital strand of the DNA of a significant portion of American genre cinema—one of those faces that movie fanatics come to appreciate as a touchstone of the genre film's capacity for unpretentious economy (re-using the same actors over...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Known for scene-scanning telephoto shots that seek to dissolve the traditional limitations of the frame, Robert Altman might have seemed a counterintuitive filmmaker to take on a film about painting, which must always work within a static canvas. But...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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