Awards for Billboards
Posted 2 days ago

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a story about a community working through impossible issues not by overcoming anger, but by embracing it and allowing for it to influence the…

Three Cheers for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Dickens in Love
Posted 2 days ago

A delightful yarn about one of the most famous writers in western history, The Man Who Invented Christmas charms without overstaying its welcome, just like any respectable holiday guest.

God Bless Us, Everyone for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’
'JL': The Ballad of Ol' Joss
Posted 7 days ago

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…

‘Justice League’: The Ballad of a Lost Screenwriter
The Florida Project
Posted 8 days ago

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…

‘The Florida Project’: Living in the Shadow of The Mouse
Dahmer Dominates
Posted 13 days ago

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

‘My Friend Dahmer’ A Sizzling, Slow Burn
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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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‘M.F.A.’ Not an Easy Watch, Needs to Be Seen

by Joe Jarosz October 13, 2017 Print Reviews
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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free – all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.

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WE’RE ALL LUCKY TO HAVE ‘LUCKY’

by Warren Cantrell October 12, 2017 Print Reviews
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Few actors could lay claim to a more storied and dynamic a career, so it seems perfect that Harry Dean Stanton would go out giving a performance about an old man’s triumphant claim of victory on a life well lived.

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‘A Ghost Story,’ Depression, and a Welcomed Return

by Simon Williams October 9, 2017 Blogs
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Very different kind of article this time round. Let’s have a serious discussion on mental illness.

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THE ERRANT ATTEMPT AT ‘LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON’

by Warren Cantrell October 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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Writer/director Ryan Eggold is toying with some interesting stuff with all this, yet the emotional and thematic dots just don’t quite connect.

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‘The Piano Teacher’ Burns with Focused Intensity on Criterion Blu-ray

by Eric Melin October 1, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Both Haneke and Huppert were clear on their intentions from the start, and this alignment produced a movie that holds up as one of the best arthouse films of the last 20 years, with a nearly unmatched quiet kind of intensity.

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A Tournament For the Ages in ‘Battle of the Sexes ‘

by Christian Ramos September 28, 2017 Print Reviews

‘Battle of the Sexes’ delivers an impressive match from Emma Stone and Steve Carell that faults as a standard biopic.

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‘ZOOLOGY’ CAN’T ESCAPE FROM ITS CAGE

by Warren Cantrell September 21, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening this week at the Screenland at Tapcade after a successful run in the festival circuit, Zoology is a headscratcher, but an admittedly interesting one. What it lacks in thematic focus it almost makes up for with its concept and fantastic cast…almost.

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Rocking Out with “L7: Pretend We’re Dead”

by Christian Ramos September 21, 2017 Print Reviews
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This documentary about all-female mid-90s grunge band L7 tells a story that unintentionally become timeless to different generations.

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The Scene-Stealers Podcast tackles Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

by Trey Hock September 19, 2017 Podcasts

Trey Hock, Trevan McGee, Abby Olcese, and Johnny Szlauderbach all take on Darren Aronofsky‘s provacative new headtrip mother!

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‘Dayveon’ is Dynamic and Devastating

by Warren Cantrell September 15, 2017 Print Reviews
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A quiet, cerebral meditation on poverty, adolescence, gang culture, and “family,” Dayveon tells a complicated story in a startlingly accessible way. Opening Sept. 22 at the Screenland at Tapcade.

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The Scene-Stealers Podcast returns!

by Trevan McGee September 14, 2017 Podcasts
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The Scene-Stealers Podcast returns with 100% more women and a bonus dude!

Trevan McGee, Trey Hock, Abby Olcese, and Johnny Szlauderbach review IT and talk Reagan-era nostalgia.

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New Pennywise will scare the ‘IT’ out of you

by Tim English September 8, 2017 Print Reviews
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If Pennywise still gives you nightmares after all these years, the IT remake is going to ruin you.

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DON’T WASTE A SECOND ON ‘SECOND NATURE’

by Warren Cantrell September 7, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Second Nature’ is a woefully under-baked concept set in an absurd world that is entirely disconnected from reality.

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