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John Wick: A Lot Of The Old Ultraviolence (R)

My qualms began with the poster. The show hadn’t even started. The film is called John Wick and the tagline is, “Don’t set him off.” The latest Keanu picture sits at the end of a long line of pun-titled actions films, like Max Payne or The Dark Knight. The title brings together the identity of… Read Review

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Undefended: Best Movies For Adolescent Boys

At the beginning of the week, FilmFisher writers were asked to come up with lists of great movies for adolescent boys to watch. The editor suggested: I’m thinking 12 to 14 here. Movies young boys ought to watch to get a grip on the world, to tame bland instincts for violence and leather catsuits. Movies… Read Article

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The Mosquito Coast: The Origins of Totalitarianism (PG)

Quite a few more people have seen Peter Weir’s Witness than his The Mosquito Coast. Perhaps, this is because watching a movie about the charms of tradition is easier than watching one about the terrors of modernity. But both are messages that we need to hear. After all, being wise as a serpent is as much an… Read Review

Undefended: Greatest Date Movies

This week, FilmFisher writers were asked to produce a list five fine date movies, and were asked to not repeat any entries their colleagues had already listed. Here is what they returned, in the same order in which the lists were returned on our message board: Elizabeth Stinnette 1. While you Were Sleeping (1995) 2… Read Article

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The Judge (R)

Light is a universal symbol of truth. Though we associate it with warmth and openness, light carries a burden of pain as well. Stare into a floodlight and your eyes will water. Lasers—concentrated beams of light—can burn and cut as well as repair. Sometimes a light is so blinding that it obscures all but itself… Read Review

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12 Angry Men (Not Rated)

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” The opening shot of 12 Angry Men lingers on an inscription that reads, “Administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good.” This would seem to imply Men is a story primarily about justice. In fact, it is about mercy, or rather… Read Review

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