Sorry: Movies Are Still Better Than TV

Here are two pairs of contrasting visions: CONTRAST 1: The dark amniotic encasement of a movie theater, surrounded by fellow cinematic worshipers, the screen ignited with vivid color and soaring music, ushering us into an artist’s salutary vision — versus sitting at home in front of a miniature, tube-based “screen,” across which play undernourished time-filler

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20 Years Later, ‘Chasing Amy’ Is Kevin Smith’s Most Grown-Up Film

Since he burst onto the independent film scene in 1994 with Clerks, profanity-prone writer/director Kevin Smith has more or less stayed on brand. With few exceptions, his films revolve around verbose slackers in varied states of arrested development – almost literally in the case of his debut’s breakout characters, the drug-dealing duo of Jay and

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Review: Scorsese Takes Christianity to Medieval Japan in ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese works with two of his favorite themes in Silence — Catholicism and violence — but not in the way he’s done in the past. Slowly paced and, yes, often quiet, Scorsese’s adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed 1966 novel has the contemplative mood of a Terrence Malick film, or one of Werner Herzog’s madmen-in-jungles adventures,

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