On board for a darker, heavier ‘Mad Men’

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Tuning into the season premiere of “Mad Men,” audiences might have expected another showcase of whiskey-soaked, midcentury cool from one of our dapper protagonists. Instead, “Time Zones” starts off in a room in Sterling Cooper & Partners, muffled by a gloomy, stifling winter sky. Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) stares us Read More…

Questioning consciousness in film ‘Transcendence’

Wally Pfister made it a point to emphasize to the audience that “Transcendence,” his directorial debut, was a sci-fi thriller meant as entertainment. The film, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, revolves around the possibility of uploading a human consciousness to a computer. At an event April 9 Read More…

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Disney documentary ‘Bears’ it all for the camera

Oski would be proud of the new Disneynature film “Bears.” This documentary promises bears, and it does not disappoint. Not only does the movie provide the cuteness and the knowledge one would expect from a documentary about a mama brown bear and her newborn cubs, but it goes further, giving Read More…

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‘Game of Thrones’ 4×02 recap: THE BASTARD IS DEAD!

Serial killer and Santa impersonator George R. R. Martin, who authored last night’s episode, continued his ruthless killing streak on the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” Two great tragedies befell the world in “The Lion and the Rose”: We were not blessed by the presence of Daenerys Stormborn of House Read More…

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A skin-crawling look at society in ‘Under the Skin’

It’s pretty telling that the title card to “Under the Skin” includes only Scarlett Johansson’s name and none of the other actors in the film. The movie is ultimately Johansson’s, and the burden of executing Jonathan Glazer’s cryptic script — which features almost no dialogue and never names any of Read More…