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A Little Child Shall Lead Them

by Shawn Stone August 1, 2012

thumb_31cinemapicBEASTS

“You know, when you’re little, you have more endurance than God is ever to grant you again. Children are man at his strongest. They abide.” Lillian Gish spoke those lines in The Night of the Hunter, ...

See Ya!

by Shawn Stone June 27, 2012

thumb_26cinemapicSEEKING

With its cheerful blend of nihilism and sentimentality, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the heartwarming feel-bad movie of the summer. And both “heartwarming” and “feel-bad” are meant as compliments. An action ...

I Feel Fine

by Shawn Stone December 7, 2011

thumb_45cinemapicMELANCHOLIA

More than a couple of critics have reported walking out at the end of Melancholia feeling energized, elated, even ecstatic. This would seem peculiar, if only because it’s a film about the end of the ...