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The most important movies of 2015

Annual top 10 lists are stupid, lame and wrong. They’re easy to write, boring to read and represent everything wrong with modern film criticism. At this site, we aspire to track the progress of movies over time, so instead of … Continue reading

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Joy sunk by baffling editing

Editing in movies is a defensive job — if it’s done well, you don’t notice, but if you do notice, it’s because something went wrong, and something went very badly wrong with Joy.  The movie is a biopic — it’s not … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The morning after

It was pretty much a given that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to take several box office records. This is just to round up the ones it took on opening weekend and give a little context for each one. Widest … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Krampus surprises, awards start rolling in

As with last week, part two of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay took the crown with an unimpressive total — $18.9 million — but the real story is the surprising runner up, Krampus. The weekend’s only wide release was expected to settle for the no. 4 … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Most films continue to disappoint, Star Wars on track for record-shattering opening

As expected, part two of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay took its second crown with $76 million over the five day weekend. The film is still tracking well behind its predecessors. The Good Dinosaur opened in second place to a similar paradox — its … Continue reading

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