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Topic: inception

Black Heaven / Heartless

Two IFC imports test ideas of reality with good results


Rod Lott
In films, the line between reality and fantasy is forever being drawn, erased, redrawn and blurred.
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Source Code

This little thriller makes every minute count.


Rod Lott
Following in the frenzied footsteps of such brain-screwers as Christopher Nolan's "Memento," "The Prestige" and "Inception" comes the equally intelligent "Source Code," director Duncan Jones' follow-up to his earlier acclaimed mind-bender "Moon."
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

World on a Wire

The little-seen 'World on a Wire' was remade as 1999’s bomb 'The Thirteenth Floor,' starring Gretchen Mol, but don’t hold that against it.


Rod Lott
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hesher / Just Peck

Grow up, you two!


Rod Lott
Two new movies tackle the coming-of-age dramedy in entirely different ways, yet neither succeeds in being particularly moving or reaching its goals, despite some strong moments. Meet "Hesher," which earned a theatrical release, and "Just Peck," which didn't.
Monday, September 12, 2011


Puts the 'A' in MMA.


Rod Lott
In Pittsburgh, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy, "Inception") shows up on the doorstep of his three-years-sober father (Nick Nolte, "Arthur"), but the reunion isn't exactly sunny.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back from Hell

'Hell' is hell.


Rod Lott
This being the Halloween season, odds are many a found-footage film will be watched over the next several weeks. How to choose between so many? Allow me to help ever so slightly: Steer clear of Back from Hell.
Monday, October 8, 2012

Supernatural Activity

The laughs have been exorcised.


Rod Lott
It's been several years since we've gotten a good parody movie. With the release of Supernatural Activity, it's obvious we may have to wait several more. Found-footage horror is ripe for a ripping, but this one isn't it.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012