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Rush

Ron Howard's best film in some time
Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl and Olivia Wilde
Directed by Ron Howard

Should we accept the common virtue of safety? Or, sometimes in the future when cars become self-regulated, will we--too stubborn to lose the thrill--reject the disappearance of the human element? Pushing toward that thrill is at the axis of "Rush," Ron Howard’s superb film about Formula 1 racing of the seventies. At the end of the push, Peter Morgan’s script suggests, is ecstacy or mortality. ... more >

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

A cult rocker's delight
Sebastian Bach, Jack Black and Jimmy Chamberlin
Directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen

Malkmus is referring to the bassist/singer for Rush, the legendary Canadian progressive rock trio, and Lee's voice is indeed high—so high that early critics of the band compared it to a "rat caught in a wringer" and "Mickey Mouse on helium." Yet, as evidenced by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen's probing, detail-rich documentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage," (winner of the Audience Award at the ... more >