Chris Klimek

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  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    In the decadent 21st Century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I'll stick to trad...

  • Remember how the design and F/X work in Elysium was so much more persuasive than its populist morals? Medium and message are more congruent in John Carpenter's wonderful 1988 sci-fi agitprop They Live, which cost a thrifty $3 million...

  • Remember how the design and F/X work in Elysium was so much more persuasive than its populist morals? Medium and message are more congruent in John Carpenter's wonderful 1988 sci-fi agitprop They Live, which cost a thrifty $3 million...

  • 10 months ago | Film Reviews

    Married Women Over 30, here’s a pitch for a movie: My Dinner With Idris. You never thought it would happen to you, but one rainy night when your handsome and successful but distracted husband who doesn’t appreciate you is out of town, ...

  • To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to ogle Idris Elba when he takes his shirt off but also to cheer when a stay-at-home mom brains him with a fire extinguisher and stabs him with her keys. That...

  • 12 months ago | Film Reviews

    A defiantly R-rated farce seemingly commissioned to plug the We’re the Millers-shaped hole in the summer lineup, Sex Tape is warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it’s almost good enough, leaning a li...