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Thursday, December 17th


The Niles Files: The Force a’Shakin’
Star Wars

The Star Wars saga continues with J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens,” an effective though all-too-safe mystery box that is so focused on the future that it never quite sees where it is or what it’s doing.




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Wednesday, June 25th


The Niles Files: Remembrance of Matinees Past
Batman

With the recent onslaught of online articles pointing out the anniversaries of movie release dates, Niles wonders if we’re actually writing and reading about our own lives and memories more than the films being appreciated.




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Tuesday, March 18th


The Universe According to Callahan: Lupita Nyong’o Could Save Star Wars


The acclaimed Academy Award-winning actress could save J.J. Abrams’ relaunch of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Here’s how.




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Thursday, April 11th


The Niles Files: Dark Side of the “Pines”
Beyond the Pines

The ambitious familial epic “The Place Beyond the Pines” is director Derek Cianfrance’s self-contained trilogy of fathers and sons — seemingly inspired by “Blue Valentine” and “Star Wars” alike.




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Tuesday, December 4th


Ten Holiday Sci-Fi Films George Lucas Wishes You’d Watch Instead


Rob Callahan runs down the best sci-fi Christmas movies, including such holiday classics as “Batman Returns,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Scrooged.”




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Wednesday, October 17th


The Niles Files: After the Revolution
Argo 5

Niles reviews Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a satisfying yet troubling drama about the synthesis of history and manufactured entertainment that points to the mythology underneath our histories-as-fantasies.




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