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All 22 James Bond Themes RANKED and RATED
by Eric Garneau

Analyzing James Bond theme music is kind of like a study in the law of diminishing returns. It’s so fascinating, in this film franchise with now 50 years of history, to see the way each film’s producers decide to present their music. It wouldn’t exactly be fair to say Bond themes have “evolved” since 1962,  read more

Serial, Super Serial: Quantum of Solace
by Grisly Gunnar

Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components It’s been a long, hard journey. We’ve been from Russia with love, to the Swiss Alps, and even to outer space. Through 22 (+1) films, I can’t say I’m a  read more

Serial, Super Serial: Casino Royale
by Grisly Gunnar

Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components I didn’t feel too bad about never seeing The Man with the Golden Gun or For Your Eyes Only, but you can have legitimate beef with me for never seeing  read more

Serial, Super Serial: Die Another Day
by Grisly Gunnar

Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components. Die Another Day (Bond #20) is a Bond film of these times — mostly because it has an obvious ADD problem. There are too many characters, too many twists and  read more

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Chronicle
by Grisly Gunnar

Over the past few years, there have been three subgenres and film styles that have been becoming increasingly popular: the fake-doc found footage film, the origin story and the super-hero existing in the real world film. Josh Trank’s Chronicle attempts to meld all three of these film subgenres together, and, for the most part, the  read more

Movie Quick Hits: Reviews of Blitz, The Debt, Dream House & more
by Grisly Gunnar

We can’t write 500 words on everything, so here are bite-sized portions of recently seen independent and foreign releases, as well as films new to DVD. Even though they slipped through the cracks, these films still warrant your attention. Blitz (dir. Elliott Lester; starring Jason Statham) As a police procedural, it doesn’t do anything new  read more

Warrior
by Grisly Gunnar

There’s nothing that makes grown men cry like a good sports movie. It might be the love of the competition or a nostalgic recapturing of the dreams most young boys have of being a giant sports star with ultimate glory in sight. Boxing films, in particular, have been some of the most successfully tear-jerking films  read more

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
by Grisly Gunnar

I first heard about Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark from its success at various film festivals in 2010. Written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, updating a highly respected made-for-TV horror film, I knew that this was definitely a film to keep my eye on. I was even excited enough to save the film  read more

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