Monthly Archives: August 2016

HANDS OF STONE

When it comes to sports on film, none transfer to a composed and contained visual medium quite like boxing. Two men, and in some cases women, square off in a confined arena below the spotlights of show time. The action … Continue reading

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WAR DOGS

Cinema feeds on cinema. No cinematic work is crafted in a vacuum and contemporary works refer back to previous ones. Sometimes in very inventive ways, other times for nothing more that pure derivation. They say that imitation is the highest … Continue reading

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Kubo and the Two Strings — the latest stop-motion animation from the Portland-based Laika Entertainment — opens with a fantastic piece of advice: “If you must blink, do it now.” With that, director Travis Knight drops the audience into a … Continue reading

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