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Wild Tales – Growl – Movie Review

  Director – Damien Szifron 122 Minutes 2015 (originally titled Relatos Salvajes) Wild Tales is a collection of six parables that examine human behavior in modern society. Tellingly, the opening credits are set to stills of predators with steely gazes or about to pounce. The link between human aggression and animalistic tendencies is a common…

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It Follows – Movie Review – Compel

It Follows is a simple horror film that is also quite remarkable, because it commits so well to using its singular concept as an extrinsic totem for fears about sexuality. Using the same overpowering synth soundtrack and languid moments that made Drive so appealing, the film constructs horror around the specter of consequences rather than…

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Best Movies of 2014

Wow! 2014 was a really great year for movies! So many films this year were easy to love, with rich character studies that tackled unique situations. 2013 may have been more stylistically diverse, but 2014 finds many of our great directors at the very top of their game, creating complete and thoughtful movies that would…

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Best Games of 2014

This was kind of a strange year for gaming. After the barn burner year of 2013, it seems that those who had mastered narrative and gameplay had retreated. Levine liquified the Bioshock team in a bizarre move and with the console generations shifting many big names have been quiet. In their place, sequels and skinner…

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Best Music of 2014

Music had a pretty good year in 2014. Although there weren’t any behemoth releases, the field was much wider than last year. Of course this only really counts my tiny rock corner of the universe, but word on the street is rock isn’t quite dead yet. Even if no album this year is an instant…