The Man in the Movie Hat

The Man in the Movie Hat

The Man in the Movie Hat

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Editorial

For Your AFI Top 100 Consideration: All That Jazz (1979)

Film

For Your AFI Top 100 Consideration is a self-explanatory Man in the Movie Hat feature. This spot is reserved for suggestions for films that are believ[...]

Editorial

Demons, Athletes, and Vulcans: My Filmmaker Obsessions of Summer 2014

Film

I seek out filmmakers to be obsessed with. There are few things I love more than giving myself a self-taught course on a collection of films, mainly t[...]

Editorial

What You Should Be Watching: A Brief History of Time (1991)

Film

In anticipation of the forthcoming Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, it’s a perfect time to check out Errol Morris’s early [...]

Review

Magic in the Moonlight: Woody’s Moon Wanes Too Soon

Film

Illusions, skepticism, mysticism, cynicism, romanticism, jazz, infidelity, chance, luck, misanthropy, philosophy, Magic in the Moonlight covers all th[...]

Editorial

What You Should Be Watching: The Element of Crime (1984)

Film

To simultaneously commemorate the arrival of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and the thirtieth anniversary of his debut film, this is as good a ti[...]

Review

A Million Ways to Die in the West: When DeLorean Becomes Fact, Print DeLorean or: Sheep, Fields of Sheep, A Tremendous Amount of Sheep

Film

Following on the heels of the smash hit Ted, one of the contemporary Kings of American comedy sets his sights on the old West for his second feature f[...]

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Review

The Wolf of Wall Street: A Wolf in Sheep’s Coke-Fiend

Jared Stroup

Jordan Belfort’s a salesman, a gangster, a rock star. He’s an addict, a leader, a swindler, a spitfire of unpredictable pizazz and power. He’s also the narrator and navigator of The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s newest and arguably most shamelessly entertaining film of his decade-spanning career. Featuring the most inventive filmmaking I’ve seen […]

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Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: More of the Ring (and Everything Else)

Dan Johnson

Six hours and two films into Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, it’s a bit hard to look at the end results – An Unexpected Journey (hereafter Hobbit 1) and now The Desolation of Smaug (hereafter Hobbit 2) and analyze them without reading cynically into the motives behind them. It’s doubtful many people would argue against […]

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Review

Thor: The Dark World: Lather, Rinse, Loki

Dan Johnson

Thor: The Dark World succeeds at what it sets out to do, which is provide the audience with explosions, fan nods, one-liners, mythology expansion, and a pair of dreamy men (Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, king of mythical realm Asgard, and Stellan Skarsgård as Earth doctor Erik Selvig) ripe for the ogling (one of them […]

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Review

Gravity: Journey to the Center of How-the-Hell-Did-They-Do-That

Dan Johnson

The following review contains spoilers, which will be marked with (SPOILER ALERT) at the beginning and (END SPOILER ALERT) at the end. Gravity is an astonishing movie. In fact, it’s so good that, in the end, it winds up shooting itself in the foot a little. Whether or not you find any aspect of the […]

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