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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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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] Social media has made it incredibly and horrifyingly easy to learn just about everything we could ever possibly want to know about each other. Ingrid Goes West goes right for the throat of our culture’s obsession with turning ourselves into social media stars, but while it ultimately gets lost in [...]

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La Poison is the reason I love Criterion. It’s a fresh POV from a filmmaker I knew next to nothing about, and it’s an angry, completely subversive movie about a married couple who’s so fed up with each other that they conspire to kill one another, unbeknownst to their spouse.

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The following films are going to be showing at the 5th Annual Arts and Crafts Film + Beer Festival at Screenland Armour. The festival runs August 25th-31st. Tickets can be purchased at their website by clicking here! [Rating: Rock Fist Way Down]  I don’t normally think this, but Temple directed by Michael Barrett is a [...]

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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] I love going into a movie, knowing next to nothing about it and being completely sucked into the story and dragged through the mystery as if I was a character along for the ride. Wind River is exactly the type of a slow burn, mystery thriller I need every year [...]

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You ever wonder what Oceans 11 would have been like if it had been led by dumb ass hicks? The answer is surprisingly and disappointingly tedious.

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‘Paint it Black’ is the directorial debut of actress Amber Tamblyn, and deals with the loss of loved ones in this grief-stricken drama.

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This is no dog day afternoon when a bank robbery turns deadly in ‘The Vault’.

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‘Dave Made a Maze’ explores what happens when a little imagination turns into the adventure of a lifetime.

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‘Icarus’ is a thrilling, frighteningly relevant documentary that may go a long way toward explaining the danger of any state propaganda machine.

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Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’s real triumph is that it tells a cohesive story out of so many jagged parts, and does it with an energy that was reflective of that special moment in time.

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Pilgrimage does a fine job side-stepping expectations and injects some 21st century life into a 13th century story.

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After Love transcends culture and language to tell a story that is as universal as the very concept of love itself. Come for the drama, stay for the humanity: it’s worth it.

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‘Detroit’ is a good film that relays an important story that sadly hammers home how little things have change and how far we have to in our battle with racism. Playing out like an expensive reenactment of the tragedy, though, it feels like there is too much story for a feature film.

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For non-New Yorkers looking for something more than just a car-wash-style march through the sitcom talking points of young adulthood and infidelity, ‘Landline’ might come off as somewhat lacking.

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