Cinema-Scoping

"Only God Forgives" a Polemic, Personal Exercise

No other film has proved to be as divisive among critics this year as Nicholas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, his follow up to 2011’s excellent Drive.


"Rain" still a fresh movie experience

The Art Theater continues to be a film lover’s best friend as it continues to screen classic movies during its weekend late night slots.  This week, Singin’ in the Rain will be screened (Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.), the influential movie musical that is continually listed on “Best of” lists some 60 years after its release.  Really, it comes as no surprise that this is the


"Now" not as magical as it wants to be

One of the things that’s mentioned often in Louis Leterrier’s heist movie Now You See Me, which focuses on a quartet of Robin Hood-like illusionists, is that the secret to a good magic trick is mastering the art of misdirection.  Any trickster worth his salt would agree that the linchpin of most any trick is getting the audience to look left while the sleight of hand is occurring


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