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Review: The Club, 2016, dir. Pablo Larraín

Review: The Club, 2016, dir. Pablo Larraín


“If you need another reason to fume at this year’s slate of Oscar nominees, look no further than Pablo Larraín’s The Club. Think of it as a Chilean counterpoint to Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, sans the gloss and with a greater emphasis on the guilty and afflicted than on the supposed saviors: Spotlight is about good … Continue reading

For Your (Re)Consideration

For Your (Re)Consideration


“Another year, another Academy Awards ceremony. Funny, isn’t it, how every three hundred and sixty five days we go through the same ritualized process of spurning the Oscars and then gluing ourselves to the television the day they air; we like to pretend that we’re above all the pomp and circumstance, but for better or … Continue reading

Crump’s Top Ten Of 2014

Crump’s Top Ten Of 2014


It’s December 31st, the last day of the year, and that means it’s time for me to finally weigh in on my top ten movies of 2014, even though I have already done so twice in critics voting. Top ten lists are always a tricky thing. They’re alive. They breathe, they grow, they evolve; I … Continue reading