Artistic Overdrive
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'Ruben Brandt, Collector' immerses viewer in paintings during abstract animated story.

Dreamy ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ is artistic overdrive
The Passable Escape
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'Finding Steve McQueen' is an interesting (albeit uneven) trifle, pairing true crime hijinks with meaningful introspection and character work.

‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Is a Sometimes-Great Escape
Confident Woman at War
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'Woman at War' is a clever and creative comedic thriller that mixes music into eco-political sabotage in an unique way.

There’s duality in every aspect of ‘Woman at War’
Bird Seeds
Posted 5 days ago

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] A sober exploration of family, tradition, honor, greed, and colonialism, Birds of Passage (showing now at the Tivoli) slices through expectations to present a film…

‘Birds of Passage’ Is the Post-Modern Drug Fable the World Deserves
Hallucinatory ‘Climax’
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'Climax' is a powerful and unique experience that showcases all the external beauty, wonder, and hope that new opportunity can bring, and how those concepts are always just one thin…

‘Climax’ celebrates the tragedy of life
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‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ immerses viewer in paintings during abstract animated story.

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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ is an interesting (albeit uneven) trifle, pairing true crime hijinks with meaningful introspection and character work.

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‘Woman at War’ is a clever and creative comedic thriller that mixes music into eco-political sabotage in an unique way.

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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] A sober exploration of family, tradition, honor, greed, and colonialism, Birds of Passage (showing now at the Tivoli) slices through expectations to present a film that is laser-focused on a specific time, people, and place. Tracking the birth of the modern drug trade in Columbia during the second half of […]

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‘Climax’ is a powerful and unique experience that showcases all the external beauty, wonder, and hope that new opportunity can bring, and how those concepts are always just one thin wire away from chaos and madness.

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‘Captain Marvel’ keeps the MCU success line moving

by Tim English March 7, 2019 Print Reviews

Captain Marvel is a fun, sci-fi flick set in the retro 90’s of the MCU and serves as a solid intro for a character expected to carry the torch going forward.

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Top 10 Female Superheroes in Film

by Warren Cantrell March 5, 2019 Top 10s
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Captain Marvel is the story of an alien-human hybrid with near-limitless powers and a rare example of a female-fronted superhero film in a genre that often positions women in supporting roles. This got Scene-Stealers thinking about the best examples of female comic book superheroes in film, as there have been many great examples (along with several bad ones) over the years.

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‘Greta’ is a bad friend and a worse movie

by Tim English March 1, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Rock Fist Way Down]The worst part of the Greta experience is the aftermath. The hours and days you’ll spend trying to make sense of anything you’ve seen in this movie could be enough to make you insane if you’re not strong enough to endure the ridiculously inept sequence of events that unfold once the […]

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‘Hidden World’ a fitting end to ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy

by Tim English February 22, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up]The ‘How to Train Your Dragon franchise was introduced in 2010 and it has gone on to establish itself to kids (and parents) as one of the most entertaining and emotionally satisfying animated series this side of the Toy Story flicks. Those kids, who were little wee ones back in that day, […]

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‘Donnybrook’ is a bleak and dull tale of redemption

by Tim English February 15, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Swiss Fist] Donnybrook, the dreary and hopeless drama from Tim Sutton, is a brutal and darkly brooding picture that follows a family man’s violent journey to free his family from the doom of a poverty stricken life and an inevitable hopeless existence by fighting and stealing his way to a bareknuckle brawl. It’s a […]

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‘Capernaum’ a brutally compassionate look at refugee life

by Kate Walz February 15, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Capernaum’ proves hell is on earth in unflinching story of refugee life.

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‘Nothing to Do’ needs to do more

by Kate Walz February 15, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Nothing to Do’ feels like film school project about hospice.

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‘Isn’t It Romantic’ cleverly sends up romantic comedy cliches

by Christian Ramos February 13, 2019 Print Reviews

Rom-com returns to form in ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ which destroys the clichés and invents new ways to tell a romantic and funny story.

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‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ should die already

by Tim English February 13, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Rock Fist Way Down] Okay. I’m over it already. In fact, I was never on board with this hack wannabe slasher franchise. The 2017 original presented a unique gimmick, which, under the right guidance could have been a lot of fun, but ultimately wasn’t nearly explored enough. Thankfully, someone green-lit Happy Death Day 2 […]

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‘High Flying Bird’ plays the NBA game low-key

by Tim English February 8, 2019 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up]Steven Soderbergh‘s latest iPhone feature film, High Flying Bird, plays like Jerry Maguire on moprhine, as it goes behind the scenes into the high-tension world of professional basketball owner-player negotiations during a labor dispute. It’s a decent flick, if at times slow, that survives thanks to a decent script and a […]

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