Chris Klimek

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  • 3 months ago | Film Reviews

    Very few advance screenings preceded Independence Day: Resurgence's arrival in theaters on the evening of June 23. That’s eight days ahead of the July 4th weekend that in simpler times — like 1996, when Independence Day was the year’s bi...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    There was a time when the summer movie season was a season, sandwiched between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. By the 21st century, the start date drifted back to the first weekend in May. This year, the superhero flicks started arriving with...

  • 1 year 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...

  • 2 years 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, ...

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