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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) returns to the artistic-cultural NYC world explored in Baumbach’s last two NYC dramedies, What is remarkable in this script is how much sympathy Baumbach…

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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers…

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Few actors could lay claim to a more storied and dynamic a career, so it seems perfect that Harry Dean Stanton would go out giving a performance about an old…

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Very different kind of article this time round. Let's have a serious discussion on mental illness.

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Writer/director Ryan Eggold is toying with some interesting stuff with all this, yet the emotional and thematic dots just don’t quite connect.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) returns to the artistic-cultural NYC world explored in Baumbach’s last two NYC dramedies, What is remarkable in this script is how much sympathy Baumbach generates for his characters, who in lesser hands would be one-dimensional brutes.

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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free – all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.

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Few actors could lay claim to a more storied and dynamic a career, so it seems perfect that Harry Dean Stanton would go out giving a performance about an old man’s triumphant claim of victory on a life well lived.

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Very different kind of article this time round. Let’s have a serious discussion on mental illness.

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Writer/director Ryan Eggold is toying with some interesting stuff with all this, yet the emotional and thematic dots just don’t quite connect.

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A Tournament For the Ages in ‘Battle of the Sexes ‘

by Christian Ramos September 28, 2017 Print Reviews

‘Battle of the Sexes’ delivers an impressive match from Emma Stone and Steve Carell that faults as a standard biopic.

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‘ZOOLOGY’ CAN’T ESCAPE FROM ITS CAGE

by Warren Cantrell September 21, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening this week at the Screenland at Tapcade after a successful run in the festival circuit, Zoology is a headscratcher, but an admittedly interesting one. What it lacks in thematic focus it almost makes up for with its concept and fantastic cast…almost.

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Rocking Out with “L7: Pretend We’re Dead”

by Christian Ramos September 21, 2017 Print Reviews
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This documentary about all-female mid-90s grunge band L7 tells a story that unintentionally become timeless to different generations.

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The Scene-Stealers Podcast tackles Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

by Trey Hock September 19, 2017 Podcasts

Trey Hock, Trevan McGee, Abby Olcese, and Johnny Szlauderbach all take on Darren Aronofsky‘s provacative new headtrip mother!

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‘Dayveon’ is Dynamic and Devastating

by Warren Cantrell September 15, 2017 Print Reviews
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A quiet, cerebral meditation on poverty, adolescence, gang culture, and “family,” Dayveon tells a complicated story in a startlingly accessible way. Opening Sept. 22 at the Screenland at Tapcade.

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The Scene-Stealers Podcast returns!

by Trevan McGee September 14, 2017 Podcasts
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The Scene-Stealers Podcast returns with 100% more women and a bonus dude!

Trevan McGee, Trey Hock, Abby Olcese, and Johnny Szlauderbach review IT and talk Reagan-era nostalgia.

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New Pennywise will scare the ‘IT’ out of you

by Tim English September 8, 2017 Print Reviews
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If Pennywise still gives you nightmares after all these years, the IT remake is going to ruin you.

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DON’T WASTE A SECOND ON ‘SECOND NATURE’

by Warren Cantrell September 7, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Second Nature’ is a woefully under-baked concept set in an absurd world that is entirely disconnected from reality.

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‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ not the knockout you hoped for

by Joe Jarosz September 1, 2017 Print Reviews
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The worst thing for a sequel is to do is the exact same thing as its predecessor.

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‘I DO…UNTIL I DON’T’ IS DYNAMITE

by Warren Cantrell August 31, 2017 Print Reviews
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Anchored by the performance of Lake Bell, who also wrote and directed the picture, I Do…Until I Don’t (opening today) recycles the mockumentary formula yet never comes off as redundant or familiar: an admirable feat, to say the least.

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