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The Future is Now

by Ann Morrow August 15, 2013


  The year is 2154, the place a “diseased, polluted, and vastly overpopulated” planet Earth, and the writer-director is Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind District 9, the unlikely 2009 sci-fi Best Picture Oscar nominee. In Elysium, ...

Shale Game

by Ann Morrow January 10, 2013


  The dialogue is so spot-on in Promised Land—Hollywood’s dramatization of the fracking debate—that it’s no surprise that the story and first draft are by star writer Dave Eggers. And as delivered by Matt Damon as ...

Born Again

by Ann Morrow August 16, 2012


  There’s a lot of legacy to this reboot of the Bourne trilogy starring Matt Damon. Adapted from the espionage novels of Robert Ludlum, the original three were intelligent, stylish, and kinetic, balancing thrilling kill scenes ...

Mild Animals

by John Rodat January 12, 2012


  Cameron Crowe’s family dramedy We Bought a Zoo is entirely inoffensive, and may be as good a way for you to spend 124 minutes as another. But it really depends. The movie tells the story of ...

Beat The Reaper

by Ann Morrow September 15, 2011


  The element of suspense in Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s best movie since Traffic, is unseen yet kills thousands of people in a terrifyingly short amount of time. It’s a “novelty virus” with similarities to previous pandemics, ...

Talk To the Hat

by Laura Leon March 9, 2011

Granted, the sight of a slightly paunchy Matt Damon in a fedora being chased around New York City by snappier but equally chappeau’d agents brings up troubling images of the Fine Young Cannibals doing The ...

Ornery Creatures

by Laura Leon January 5, 2011


“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will ...