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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘High-Rise’ is a deeply disturbing, affecting look at human survival

Film: High-Rise Directed by: Ben Wheatley Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller When you stop and think about it, the human race’s survival to this point is amazing. Think of all that we’ve had to endure over thousands and thousands of years: shifting climates and environments, multitudes of vicious predators and wildlife, disease and […]

Boston Underground Film Fest 2016 – Day 1: ‘The Lure’

Opening night at Boston Underground Film Festival is always a jovial, if not transformative, experience at the movies. The first night that I attended there in 2014, I got to see Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Which resulted in all of my preconceptions about the festival’s programming being shattered. Seeing the new […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pixels’ Is A Disaster In Every Way

Film: Pixels Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James Directed by: Chris Columbus Adam Sandler has official hit rock bottom, and he’s dragging your childhood heroes, as well as the great Peter Dinklage, down with him. Pixels is exactly what we fear seeing when we pay to go to the movies. From beginning to end the film, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unexpected’ Is A Wonderfully Simple Indie Gem

Film: Unexpected Starring: Cobie Smulders, Gail Bean Directed by: Kris Swanberg Unless you’re planning for it, the news that you’re about to have a baby can be both an exciting and terrifying experience in someone’s life. For Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders), there was probably no good time for the news that she would soon give […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Adult Beginners’ Is A Guaranteed Good Time

Film: Adult Beginners Starring: Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne Directed by: Ross Katz Nick Kroll has finally hit his mark. Following years of making a living from stage to television and back again portraying an asshole in one way or another, comedian turned producer and actor, Nick Kroll has developed something undeniably great with Adult Beginners. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Has Little To Do With Monsters

Film: Monsters: Dark Continent Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley Directed by: Tom Green Taking place ten years after the events in Gareth Edwards’ Monsters and featuring an entirely different cast of characters in a completely different environment, Monsters: Dark Continent showcases another, far less thrilling side of cinematic universe expansion. It opens with a soldier […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Insurgent’ Is A Complete Disaster

Film: Insurgent Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James Directed by: Robert Schwentke Coming off a film that seemed to exist solely for the purpose of setting up its sequel(s), Insurgent offers more of the same mediocrity the Divergent series has become synonymous with over the last year. It’s neither better nor worse than its predecessor. It […]

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Welcome To Leith’ Finds White Supremacy In North Dakota

Film: Welcome To Leith Directed by: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker Craig Cobb is part of a dying breed. In 2012 he made headlines after moving to a town with a population of 24 (including children) in rural North Dakota for the sole purpose of building a community of people sharing his white nationalist […]

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Corpse Of Anna Fritz’ Is A New Cult Classic

Film: The Corpse Of Anna Fritz Starring: Albert Carbó, Alba Ribas Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens Anna Fritz is dead. A tabloid favorite, the young film icon who has worked with seemingly everyone in Hollywood has passed away from causes not yet known and her remains are currently being kept in a discreet location. One hospital […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Run All Night’ Is A Complete Misfire

Film: Run All Night Starring: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra Run All Night is not a great film. Between the ridiculous transitional sequences, mediocre acting, and a script that feels as if it is missing thirty pages, the latest feature from Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra is one of the worst crime dramas […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Cinderella’ Finds Magic In Live-Action Adaptation

Film: Cinderella Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett Directed by: Kenneth Branagh It’s hard to imagine anyone making it beyond their third or fourth year of life without being told or made to watch the story of Cinderella. In a world filled with children’s stories, films, and TV shows vying for the increasingly hard to hold […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunting Ground’ Offers A Haunting Look At Campus Rape

Film: The Hunting Ground Directed by: Kirby Dick Genre: Documentary Though some may argue otherwise, I think it’s safe to say that most would agree all cases of alleged sexual assault should be investigated thoroughly. Living, as we all do, in the 21st century, we have learned that is rarely the case. From the military […]