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Class of 1983: “Scarface”

A dishonest character choice sets “Scarface” back, but it’s still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream. Continue reading

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Maniac

If the serial killer were anybody but Elijah Wood, I may have been able to take “Maniac” more seriously. But, alas, Frodo has a pretty low intimidation factor. Continue reading

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Evil Dead

A sullied, hollow shell of a remake with little to offer aside from slash-and-gash special effects. Continue reading

INDIANAPOLIS! Win Passes to “Starbuck”!

  INDIANAPOLIS!! Enter to win passes to see “Starbuck,” Wwednesday, April 17 on Indy’s north side! To enter, do the following:  1) Go to any page on The Film Yap (www.thefilmyap.com), read the story and leave a comment at the bottom … Continue reading

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Starbuck

This Canadian comedy is so primed for its American remake, it’s practically American itself. Continue reading

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Red Dawn

Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves. Continue reading

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The Three Stooges

A dull, listless film with its heart in the right place but ultimately having no reason for existence. Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

What is the American take on the material? Pretty much the same you have already seen. Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Tight and taut, “Dragon Tattoo” won’t surprise you with new information but should engage and entertain you all the same. Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Piecemeal treats are fun here, but never add up to a cumulative chill. Honestly, the most frightening things it has to offer are end credits with Comic Sans. Continue reading

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