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The Purge: Anarchy

By Padraic Maroney | Friday Jul 18, 2014
An unnecessary sequel proves that the filmmakers are inept at creating a linear film with a consistent tone.


By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
Costa-Gavras may be a dyed-in-the-wool lefty filmmaker with titles to his credit like "Z" and "Missing," but that doesn’t mean he lacks a sense of fun.


By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Director José Padilha has created a film that’s only part remake, with the rest being a new story for a new century. Add this release to your current collection.

Synthpop Video Turns "Sochi" Into Neologism for Anal Sex

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Gay activists have found a new way to protest Putin’s anti-gay propaganda laws: via a risqué video creating a neologism for "Sochi" related to anal sex.

Brewer Camp Miffed Over AZ Gay Conversion Policy Hoax

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 23, 2013
A bogus news article written about plans for a fictitious state-wide mandatory gay conversion therapy program backed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) went viral yesterday after being posted on the political satire website National Report.

God Bless America

By Chris Sosa | Monday Jul 16, 2012
If you’re an indie film fan with a dark sense of humor, the "God Bless America" DVD release will make a welcome addition to the collection.

The Sower

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 27, 2009
With his second novel, "The Sower," Kemble Scott, author of the outrageous and uproarious best-seller "SoMa," refocuses our attentions on the harmful and repressive myths that we’ve been trained to swallow as true and self-evident.

The Facebook Experiment

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 17, 2009
How useful are social networking sites, really? Your inquisitive columnist sets out to discover the limits and the boundaries of Facebook.

Shambling Toward Hiroshima

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jun 1, 2009
Whip-smart and devastatingly funny, James Morrow’s novel asks the crucial question: can a man in a lizard suit end World War II before atom bombs are dropped?

The Good Humor Man

By Kilian Melloy | Monday May 25, 2009
Fat, fascism, and Elvis Presley propel the sci-fi farce "The Good Humor Man," by Andrew Fox.
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