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Buggy on a Budget

by Ann Morrow July 11, 2012

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One of the extras is trying to escape. Legs pumping furiously, racing down the carpeted hallway of the film set, swerving as the director approaches with his hands menacingly outstretched . . . then another ...

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Hack Work

by Ann Morrow May 2, 2012

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A tale more grotesque than arabesque, The Raven replaces Edgar Allan Poe’s “opulent imagination” with a standard-issue horror story. Though it stars Poe himself (John Cusack), the plot is merely an excuse to fill in ...

Operating Theater

by Laura Leon November 22, 2011

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Always outrageous but usually entertaining and smart, filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar stumbles badly with his latest, The Skin I Live In. It’s not just that the plot points glorify in inhumanity and grotesqueries, but that the ...