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M. Night Shyamalan on Endings and the 'Wayward Pines' Series Finale

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — Describing Fox's "Wayward Pines" to the uninitiated is like taking part in a pitch meeting that never ends: "It's 'Twin Peaks' meets 'The Twilight Zone' meets 'The Truman Show' meets 'Lost'..." To that list of titles, you could add at least two more - "The Village," which shares the "Wayward" premise of a town nobody can leave, and "The Happening," which anticipated Mother Nature's harsh response to environmental tinkering.
Jul 23, 2015

Hey Pinecones! For @nytimesarts, I interviewed M. Night Shyamalan for tonight's WAYWARD PINES finale: artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/m-n…

Jul 23, 2015

RT @scott_tobias: Hey Pinecones! For @nytimesarts, I interviewed M. Night Shyamalan for tonight's WAYWARD PINES finale: artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/m-n…

Get in the Ring: Rating 10 Best Boxing-Movie Fights

rollingstone.com — When it comes to boxing movies, there are a few things you need to make the punch-drunk-love grade: You need actors who look like they've put in the roadwork and have been hitting the heavy bag. You need a mentor pushing them to the limits, the crustier the better.
Jul 22, 2015

From Ali vs Foreman to Balboa vs. Drago, we break down 10 of the best boxing-movie fights by… rol.st/1GDaEhN pic.twitter.com/JEtvGTZvW8

Jul 23, 2015

For @RollingStone, I broke down 10 of the best boxing-movie fights, and found room for DIGGSTOWN and THE SET-UP: rollingstone.com/movies/lists/g…

Jul 23, 2015

RT @scott_tobias: For @RollingStone, I broke down 10 of the best boxing-movie fights, and found room for DIGGSTOWN and THE SET-UP: rollingstone.com/movies/lists/g…

Sweet Emulsion - Tangerine

Jul 08, 2015

I was a graf into my TANGERINE review when the ax fell. Advocating for great movies was part of the mission, so here: scotttobias.tumblr.com/post/123555191…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @scott_tobias: I was a graf into my TANGERINE review when the ax fell. Advocating for great movies was part of the mission, so here: scotttobias.tumblr.com/post/123555191…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @scott_tobias: I was a graf into my TANGERINE review when the ax fell. Advocating for great movies was part of the mission, so here: scotttobias.tumblr.com/post/123555191…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @scott_tobias: I was a graf into my TANGERINE review when the ax fell. Advocating for great movies was part of the mission, so here: scotttobias.tumblr.com/post/123555191…

The human nature of Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man

thedissolve.com — In the closing moments of Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog considers some of the last footage shot by Timothy Treadwell before a hungry bear mauled Treadwell and his girlfriend to death in Alaska's Katmai National Park on October 5, 2003.
Jul 07, 2015

Lots of great discussion happening already on GRIZZLY MAN, our Movie Of The Week. I wrote the Keynote: thedissolve.com/features/movie…

Cartel Land / The Dissolve

thedissolve.com — Any discussion of how the evolution of digital cameras has transformed documentary filmmaking would do well to start with Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land, a work of both stunning beauty and stunning immediacy.
Jul 01, 2015

CARTEL LAND was one of the best docs I saw at True/False. And now you can see it too, theoretical viewer! thedissolve.com/reviews/1697-c…

Magic Mike XXL / The Dissolve

thedissolve.com — They aren't male strippers, they're male entertainers. Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), one of a crew of dancers taking the scenic route to a convention in Myrtle Beach, makes this distinction to a group of middle-aged women who are turning the dancers' visit into a wine kegger.

Malice / The Dissolve

thedissolve.com — What's striking about the mixed notices the delirious thriller received back in 1993 is how little credit film critics were willing to give its screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank, for knowing exactly what they were doing. Granted, that's easy to say in retrospect, before they became two of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood.
Jun 29, 2015

RT @thedissolve: The diabolically twisty MALICE didn’t get its due in 1993. A new Blu-ray helps fix that: dslv.co/OVYQM pic.twitter.com/SQa59PWP4q

Jun 29, 2015

MALICE was so much fun to revisit. A thriller for know-it-alls: thedissolve.com/reviews/1691-m…

Max / The Dissolve

thedissolve.com — Lassie was a great dog. So was Benji. Rexxx the Firehouse Dog was also excellent, once he put away the skateboard and sunglasses. But did any of those dogs put it all on the line every day for their country?! And what about you, Joe and Jane Multiplex?
Jun 25, 2015

Max has done more for his country than any of you layabouts. You don't even know the meaning of the words "good dog": thedissolve.com/reviews/1684-m…

A Murder In The Park

thedissolve.com — In the wee hours of August 15, 1982, two teenagers, Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard, were shot and killed in the bleachers around a swimming pool in Washington Park on Chicago's South Side.
Jun 24, 2015

On MURDER IN THE PARK, a doc about a mucked-up death penalty case, w/ bonus back-and-forth with director in comments: thedissolve.com/reviews/1681-a…

Escobar: Paradise Lost

thedissolve.com — Escobar: Paradise Lost opens with a dramatic scene: Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug kingpin of the modern age, is calling his mother from a heavily guarded hideaway in the mountains of Medellín, Colombia. It's the night before he's scheduled to turn himself in to the authorities under a deal with the Colombian government.
Jun 23, 2015

Benecio Del Toro make a great Pablo Escobar. So anyway, PARADISE LOST is about his niece's white Canadian husband: thedissolve.com/reviews/1672-e…

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Jul 29, 2015

@TashaRobinson That is an evocative description of the sort I'd like to see in high-profile, lucrative media outlets.

Jul 29, 2015

@alxhuls He stays within himself. That's the Zen of the Cruise.

Jul 29, 2015

I can testify to the greatness of the live show, Seattle. It's not a live-podcast type thing. It's a SHOW. twitter.com/scharpling/sta…

Jul 29, 2015

@labuzamovies You're right! I should start taking requests. (I'm not divorcing my wife, however.)

Jul 29, 2015

Every review and feature at The Dissolve went through three editors. It mattered to us FWIW. twitter.com/missbritthayes…

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