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Instead of doing a rundown of the flaws of this superhero movie Simon would rather transcribe a story, to the best of his ability, as he is sure it all…

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The Florida Project
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The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s new, funny, thoughtful, poignant and beautiful film is a realist fairy tale, a gorgeous 35mm technical experiment, a heartbreaking character drama and a staggering documentation…

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Dahmer Dominates
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My Friend Dahmer is a slow burning examination of pure evil in its larval state.

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A housewife snaps one day and her mental psyche takes on the personality of a dog.

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An ultraviolent yarn about a rage-inducing plague confined to a corporate office tower, 'Mayhem' is like Office Space crossed with Bruce Lee’s The Game of Death (the one with Kareem).…

Murder on the ‘Mayhem’ Express
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Instead of doing a rundown of the flaws of this superhero movie Simon would rather transcribe a story, to the best of his ability, as he is sure it all happened.

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The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s new, funny, thoughtful, poignant and beautiful film is a realist fairy tale, a gorgeous 35mm technical experiment, a heartbreaking character drama and a staggering documentation of the many possible meanings of the word “bitch”.

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My Friend Dahmer is a slow burning examination of pure evil in its larval state.

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A housewife snaps one day and her mental psyche takes on the personality of a dog.

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An ultraviolent yarn about a rage-inducing plague confined to a corporate office tower, ‘Mayhem’ is like Office Space crossed with Bruce Lee’s The Game of Death (the one with Kareem).

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‘BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL’ CUTS DEEP

by Warren Cantrell November 3, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening today, Blade of the Immortal is a fun, raucous, bloody love letter to samurai cinema, as well as an introspective examination of that genre’s most popular tropes. Come for the stabbings, stay for the ponderous postmodern critiques: it’s all delicious.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ isn’t taking any of this superhero stuff seriously

by Tim English November 3, 2017 Print Reviews
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Thor: Ragnarok is a hilarious ride, that doesn’t take any itself seriously at all, thanks to director Taika Waititi, who delivers a fun, LSD-laced superhero flick.

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Going Ape for ‘Jane’

by Christian Ramos November 3, 2017 Print Reviews

Jane Goodall’s 60 years working with chimpanzees is explored in this new personal documentary.

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‘TRAGEDY GIRLS’ WILL HAVE YOU CLUTCHING YOUR PEARLS

by Warren Cantrell October 27, 2017 Print Reviews

Opening today at the Alamo Drafthouse, Tragedy Girls is a frothy yet black comedy that earns its R rating via several brutal murders and some barbed dialogue.

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‘LOVING VINCENT’ IS NO LABOR

by Warren Cantrell October 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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A touching tribute to one of the most famous artists in western civilization, Loving Vincent does right by Vincent van Gogh, recounting the Dutch painter’s life story in an inventive and mesmerizing way.

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Hitchcock’s Shower Scene Explored in Incisive Doc ’78/52′

by Christian Ramos October 19, 2017 Print Reviews

78/52 does more than just analyze the scene the film is known for, but helps viewers understand the importance of this scene and the importance of Hitchcock’s work as the Master of Suspense.

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Neeson Waterlogged as ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’

by Christian Ramos October 19, 2017 Print Reviews

Liam Neeson plays ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ in a cold, soulless D.C. performance.

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‘HUMAN FLOW’ CAN’T GET ON WITH THE SHOW

by Warren Cantrell October 18, 2017 Print Reviews
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Unfocused, indulgent, and scattered, Human Flow, opening at the Tivoli Friday, doesn’t know what it wants to be, and has an even more difficult time trying to figure out what it wants to say.

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Familiar Familial Territory Proves Incisive Again for Baumbach

by Eric Melin October 17, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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‘Brawl in Cell Block 99′ is Brutal Fun

by Eric Melin October 13, 2017 Print Reviews
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With its mix of shocking violence and affecting drama, Brawl in Cell Block 99 pushes the prison movie genre to new heights.

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