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Brew Views: Wild at Heart

Burn, baby, burn.


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“This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top,” says Laura Dern’s wayward Southern belle Lula, chest heaving as jailbird lover Sailor (Nicolas Cage in his Elvis phase) runs off to r   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Harold and Maude

If you want to sing out.


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Exactly what about cult classic Harold and Maude spoke to my high-school self? The twisted romance that blooms between a death-obsessed young man and a life-loving old woman? Saucer-eyed Bud Cor   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Short and sweet.


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Cumulatively clocking in at a brisk 40 minutes, this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts are a uniformly charming bunch. The briefest is the 2-minute, stop-motion Fresh Guacamole, in which inedib   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Bubba Ho-Tep

Hail to the King, baby.


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It’d be weird enough if Don Coscarelli simply made a film about an elderly Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis, who is decidedly black and not Irish) battling a resurrected Egyptian mu   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teen dream.


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Like most teen movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower harvests the raw power of adolescent passion in all its sloppy, horny glory to craft a cinematic confection that reflects, interprets and g   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Brew Views:

Fate of fame.


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Frederico Fellini’s lucid, semiautobiographical 1963 landmark, 8½, could be considered the template for filmdom’s self-aggrandizing tendencies. Suffering from director’s block, Fellini look   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Holy Motors

Vroom vroom.


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In 1999, Leos Carax’s Pola X landed with such a resounding commercial and critical thud that, until recently, no one would hire him. So with nothing to lose, and the financial backing of a hal   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Brew Views: Wreck-It Ralph

Level up.


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In Rich Moore’s entertaining Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices the title character, a villain in an 8-bit arcade game. Ralph isn’t a villain; he’s just gets tossed in the mud every day    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Brew Views: Miracle Mile

Bombing out.


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After a chance meeting, Harry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) fall in love, and the miracle in 1988’s Miracle Mile seems realized. But when Harry blows a date and learns of impending   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Brew Views: A Late Quartet

Brut force.


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If Jägermeister is the beverage of rock stars, then for a string quartet it must be a vigorously shaken bottle of champagne: refined, expensive and on the verge of exploding into an effervescent pudd   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 EMILY JENSEN
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