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Notes from the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Notes from the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego wouldn’t be one of the first cities that come to one’s mind when thinking of places with vibrant film cultures, nor should it be. Returning to Los...

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2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

2014 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

The question on everybody’s mind at last year’s TCM Classic Film Festival was: Is this the end of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as we know and love it? There was...

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Everything you need to know about the R-rated version of “Anchorman 2″

Everything you need to know about the R-rated version of “Anchorman 2″

With the re-release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in a new “Super-Sized R-Rated Version” complete with “763 new jokes,” we at Critic Speak thought...

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Our 2014 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Our 2014 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Rest assured: this is the only Oscar predictions post you’ll see on Critic Speak all year. While the rest of the Internet film community becomes obsessed with...

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Streaming Pick: “Man of Tai Chi”

Streaming Pick: “Man of Tai Chi”

Let’s not bury the lede here: Around the 57-minute mark of “Man of Tai Chi,” Keanu Reeves hisses like a dragon, mouth agape, straight into the camera, framed...

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Streaming Pick: “The Hunt”

Streaming Pick: “The Hunt”

Mads Mikkelsen has made a career out of playing monsters. His two most prominent roles (especially to American audiences), the “Casino Royale” villain Le Chiffre...

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James Frazier’s Top 10 (+10) Films of 2013

James Frazier’s Top 10 (+10) Films of 2013

Bret Easton Ellis recently declared 2013 the worst year in the history of cinema. If that’s true, I didn’t notice. For months, I’ve walked out of film after...

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Streaming Pick: “Drinking Buddies”

Streaming Pick: “Drinking Buddies”

To exist is to crave companionship. From the earliest stages of our lives, we witness and are told explicitly and implicitly—by our parents, our neighbors, Disney...

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Streaming Pick: “Dredd” (2012)

Streaming Pick: “Dredd” (2012)

Contemporary mainstream action cinema is hurting. From the redundant stunt-casting of “The Expendables” franchise to the thirty-years-too-late Cold War thriller-aping...

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Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2013

2013 wasn’t a bad year for movies, but it felt like it at times due to the dearth of big surprises. Of my top 10 films, nine were made by established auteurs,...

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