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Jason Bailey

Film Editor

Jason Bailey is a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. His first book, Pulp Fiction:The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, was published last fall by Voyageur Press. His writing has also appeared at The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and The Village Voice, among others. He lives in New York with his wife Rebekah, his daughter Lucy, and their two cats.

Features

The cast of "Jurassic World"

How ‘Jurassic World’ Became One of the Biggest Blockbusters of All Time

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The Fourth of July weekend, traditionally one of the most competitive of the movie-going year, was supposed to be a face-off between two very different franchises. In the big-budget blockbuster slot we had a new Terminator film, the fifth in the series (and the third to open on Independence Day weekend); the low-budget up-and-comer was Channing Tatum and his crew of “male entertainers” in Magic Mike XXL. But those movies didn’t end up battling it out for the top slot.
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Xavier Dolan in "Tom at the Farm"

Watch the US Trailer for Xavier Dolan’s New/Old Psychological Thriller, ‘Tom at the Farm’

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Xavier Dolan’s Mommy was one of last year’s unlikely sleeper hits, a well-crafted, difficult, and often divisive familial drama that had its share of both champions and detractors, but, at the very least, confirmed that the 26-year-old Canadian filmmaker/wunderkind is a filmmaker of real skill. And, as with this year’s long-delayed US release of Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly, a new indie hit can mean a dip into the back catalog, which is why Dolan’s Tom at the Farm will hit U.S. indie houses this summer (two years after the rest of the world saw it).
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Terminator"

In Praise of the Original ‘Terminator,’ A Lean, Mean, Exploitation Movie Machine

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Today, the ridiculously titled fifth film in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Genysis, hits theaters. The notices thus far have been less than enthusiastic (Paramount elected not to invite us to see it in advance, so I can’t tell you if they’re right), with many pinpointing the picture’s decision to revisit and revise the events of the original 1984 film as a particular sticking point. But a return to that inaugural entry — which, let’s face it, is probably a better way to spend an evening anyway — serves as a reminder that this series started out as a very different kind of film, and on a far smaller scale.
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Amy Winehouse in "Amy"

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in July

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The arthouses are positively bursting in July, which is a relief, since we’re looking at a pretty weak-looking studio slate this month (Pixels? Self/Less? Effing Minions?). In fact, there are so many good ones that we’ve busted out of our customary ten-or-so format to recommend a baker’s dozen documentaries and indies, ranging from icon profiles to no-budget dramas to star-driven comedies. Dig in:
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