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Fascinating New Documentary Tries ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

by Ashley Proski on April 9, 2014

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Starting this Friday the Tivoli is playing the documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which is a telling of director John Maloof’s discovery of an artist. Vivian Maier has quickly grown into an overnight Internet sensation within the public, but especially within the art community.  Her images have been circulating through newspapers, Internet news feeds, and online image [...]

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The guy that invented the Segway? Didn’t he drive one off a cliff and die? As it turns out, Dean Kamen, is alive and well and trying to solve the world’s water problems with his new invention, the Slingshot.

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia focuses on the opinionated, outspoken, and witty Gore Vidal.

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The Galapagos Affair:  Satan Came to Eden, directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, tells the story of Dr. Fredrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch, who leave their conventional lives in Germany and travel to an uninhabited island, Floreana, in the Galapagos to start a new life away from society.

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‘Winter Soldier’ offers the best of Marvel

by Trevan McGee on April 4, 2014

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest offering in the Marvel Studios juggernaut, and it’s a fantastic example of what the film series has to offer in terms of quality, spectacle and sheer fun. Chris Evans returns as the titular captain, the super soldier who beat the Nazis, saved New York in The Avengers and is currently [...]

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Trevan and Trey welcome the newest addition to the Scene Stealers family: syndicated film critic Peter Frend! After that, Chris Haghirian joins to talk about the Middle of the Map Fest, which starts April 3 and includes music, film and technology.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one such movie that, given the beneficial hindsight of 20 or 30 years, will be seen as a turning point for a generation.

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‘Noah’ is a fantastical epic, with enough visual splendor to make Peter Jackson blush and enough guilt and pathos to still feel like a film from the same man who delivered the documentary The Wrestler starring Randy “The Ram” Robinson.

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Unfortunately Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah strays from the philosophical, and into the strip-mined territory of fantasy and religious spectacle. At times, this is a Lord of the Rings reboot of The Ten Commandments complete with lava rock versions of the Ents.

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Here’s part two of our capsule reviews from the SXSW Film Festival.

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Cryptic and Confusing, ‘Enemy’ Is Almost Brilliant

by Trey Hock on March 21, 2014

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A stellar performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, and the incredible visual styling of director Denis Villeneuve almost save the cryptic and confusing script that undermines Enemy.

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In The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson seems to fully resolve two warring sides of his creative personality, the need to craft exciting visual moments and the ability to build a cohesive long form narrative.

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Veronica Mars, Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, and more .. Here’s some capsule reviews from the SXSW Film Festival. More on the way!

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‘Almost Human’ an Almost Watchable Alien Abduction Slasher Movie

by Warren Cantrell on March 7, 2014

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A well-intentioned 80’s-style slasher flick with gore and action to spare, Almost Human is never quite able to rise above the amateur-hour filmmaking traps in which first-time director Joe Begos repeatedly finds himself.

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True/False Film Fest 2014: ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’

by Ashley Proski on March 6, 2014

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Unfortunately the weather made True/False Fest end on a chilly note. With temperatures at a high of 12 degrees, freezing rain, and some snow fall you didn’t see as big of crowds as you did on Friday, but the show went on and people still came out to films. The last film I enjoyed on this weekend filled with films was Jodorowsky’s Dune, and it was an excellent end note!

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