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  • Sometimes, Extinction is a zombie apocalypse story; mostly, it's a meditation on isolation, redemption, and family that could, in its basic outline, be satisfyingly told outside of its genre. But then you wouldn't get to see a zombie horde...

  • It's a basic narrative principle dating back to the epic tale "Hunter Chase Mastodon" that you tell your shit in chronological order unless it's more interesting to shuffle the timeline around. The audience-cheating 6 Ways to Die relates a...

  • 6 days ago | Film and TV

    It's a basic narrative principle dating back to the epic tale "Hunter Chase Mastodon" that you tell your shit in chronological order unless it's more interesting to shuffle the timeline around. The audience-cheating 6 Ways to Die relates a crimina...

  • "Bills, bills bills! I can't take it anymore!" The plot of many payday loan advertisements is also the protagonist's generic motivation in 7 Minutes, writer-director Jay Martin's heist-gone-wrong thriller, although stone-faced Sam's...

  • Back in the 1980s, it was possible to shoot a tiny film on a slight budget as a calling card for studio executives, a way for directors to say, "Imagine what I could do with real money." A few of these underbudgeted films, like The...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    "Bills, bills bills! I can't take it anymore!" The plot of many payday loan advertisements is also the protagonist's generic motivation in 7 Minutes, writer-director Jay Martin's heist-gone-wrong thriller, although stone-faced Sam's debtor's lamen...

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