Commentary Tracks

‘Girls’ Season Three: Navigating Unexpected Territory

Love it or hate it, 'Girls' has a distinctive voice -- one of the most raw and honest on TV.

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Scraping the Barrel: #90, ‘Cool as Ice’

This cinematic abortion stars '90s rap face-palmer Vanilla Ice in the role of douchebag-on-motorcycle. It's 50% 'Footloose,' 50% 'The Wild One,' and 100% everything we regret from the '90s.

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Scraping the Barrel: #91, ‘In the Mix’

It’s a mob drama, dontchaknow?

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Critical Coin Toss: Placing Bets on the 86th Academy Awards

Before placing your Oscar bets, check out this conversation between Stephen Mills and Mark Pursell. They provide their take on the awards, debating who will win, who should win, and who should have been nominated ...

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Critical Coin Toss: American Hustled? A Discussion About David O. Russell’s Hot Mess of Con Artists

Leading into the glitzy Oscar season, John Keith and Brice Ezell take a look at one of the most acclaimed films of 2013, 'American Hustle.' Don’t let the Metascore fool you: not everyone is in ...

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Scraping the Barrel: #92, ‘Dream Well’

This Hungarian disaster isn't worth your time -- or your $31.50 for a DVD copy.

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Checkin’ ‘Em Twice: 10 Best ‘Twin Peaks’ Scenes

Since we're in the spirit with all these 'Twin Peaks' rumors, here are the 10 best scenes from this surreal, thought-provoking, cancelled-far-too-soon series.

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Checkin’ ‘Em Twice (Christmas Edition): 10 Left-of-Center Christmas Movies

For the misanthrope, the cynic, the atheist, the solitary, and the anti-consumerist among us, there are some “Christmas” movies which encapsulate the spirit of the season while not shying away from its dark underbelly.

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Re-Reviews (Christmas / Pizza Edition): ‘Home Alone’

Our relationship with art changes over time. In our instantaneous iPhone age, we don’t live with albums or movies or TV shows or books like we used to. With Re-Reviews, we re-explore our relationship with ...

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Scraping the Barrel: #93, ‘Battlefield Earth’

If you are in a position to egregiously waste 118 minutes of your existence, then I invite you to view 'Battlefield Earth.'

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