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The Skyjacker’s Tale is a captivating investigation of race and class in the Caribbean, as well as an informative unpacking of what it means to reform and mature.

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Opening this Friday, The Exception is a smart, engaging romp through World War II and one officer’s struggle with romance, nationalism, and realpolitik.

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This documentary explores the intersection of business and pleasure in Hollywood during its critical and financial heyday, with Alan Carr, the ultimate outsider, right in the middle of things.

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Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell has just released his first novel, and we are giving our loyal readers an opportunity to win a brand new copy of Obvious Child!

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It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.

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This week, our west coast correspondent Warren Cantrell joins us to talk about The Bling Ring, the latest film from Sofia Coppola. Warren and Trey Hock have incredibly differing opinions on the film, so the two of them hash it out, in a thoughtful discussion.

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Scene-Stealers’ west-coast correspondent, Warren Cantrell, has been largely silent since his last SIFF 2013 dispatch. It should be noted that this is due in large part to the trauma he endured during that Film Festival’s screening of The Bling Ring: a movie that threw Mr. Cantrell into a frozen state of petrified shock from which the man is only just now beginning to emerge.

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The Middle of the Map Film Fest starts starts next week, running May 1 – 5 at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theater. The lineup is a film lover’s dream, people. Check it out:

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2013 KC Oscar Party Wrap Up

by Eric Melin on February 25, 2013

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Check out the pictures and tweets from the 2013 KC Oscar Party from the people who were there — as it happened last night:

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The five of us sipped a delicious rye-bourbon blend called Son of Bourye, one that’s made in-house by High West, and discussed some of the practical realities of making The Moo Man, and what we all considered the film’s message to be.

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In the case of Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom, the main characters really are children, yet possess a level of maturity and solemn purpose that largely outdistances their adult counterparts.

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Could Abraham Lincoln possibly have been a vampire hunter? Our resident history expert takes a look at the facets of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ that were right and oh so wrong in this historical analysis of the silly, over-the-top action fantasy movie.

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‘Roller Town’ feels a lot like some of the more rushed, uninspired S.N.L. films like Superstar, A Night at the Roxbury, or The Ladies Man: features born out of a humorous joke never meant to last more than a handful of minutes.

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An internalized, meditative journey through maybe the darkest, most terrifying moment in any person’s life, Miller pieces his movie together by absorbing Shannon’s performance via a series of long, mostly-silent takes.

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This is a bad movie, folks, bad in a cringe-heavy, feel-kinda-bad-except-you-don’t-cause-you-wasted-hard-earned-money sort of way.

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