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ALTERNATE TAKE: Matt Denny and Owen Weetch discuss, via audio commentary, Gore Verbinski's much-maligned revisionist western.
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Published on July 22, 2014

   
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Venus in Fur

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REVIEW: A constructive (if not entirely original) critique of male-dominated literary discourse
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Published on July 20, 2014
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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REVIEW: Matt Denny reviews Dreamworks Animation's visually stunning and emotionally satisfying sequel.
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Published on July 18, 2014
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The Alternate Takes Approach
On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Published on March 11, 2011
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Reviews

Devil's Knot

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A morbid, frustrating watch, that brings nothing new to a fascinating story
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Published on July 11, 2014
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Alternate Takes

Belle
Anna Reynolds Cooper interrogates the historical veracity of Belle, situating its progressive potential in a generic context.
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Published on July 08, 2014
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Articles

'Working Like A Dog': A Hard Day's Night at 50
Rick Wallace appraises what is perhaps the integral artifact of Baetlemania.
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Published on July 14, 2014
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Cold in July

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This eighties-set noir lacks suspense and idiosyncrasy
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Published on June 23, 2014
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Does this film add anything, aesthetically or narratively, to superhero cinema?
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Published on June 10, 2014
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Artificial Anxiety: Computer Chess and Her
These two formally distinct films question what it means to be human within modern information culture
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Published on July 12, 2014
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Battle Company: Korengal

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A vivd and reflective documentary about US troops in Afghanistan
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Published on June 20, 2014
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Fading Gigolo
An unsatisfying film best understood as a a movie about actor-directors
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Published on June 07, 2014
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Experiential Art: Musical performance, live cinema, and Abel Gance’s Napoléon
The spectatorial experience of live performance, from the silent era to the digital present.
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Published on February 13, 2014
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Belle

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Provides the pleasures of the costume drama whilst addressing the genre's often regressive politics
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Published on June 17, 2014
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The Canyons
Paul Schrader's latest explores our obsession with small screens
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Published on June 03, 2014
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Before Sunrise after Before Midnight: genre and gender in the Before series
James MacDowell asks, what does Linklater's most recent film do to its predecessors?
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Published on September 17, 2013
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