The Not Weak Sailor
Posted 3 days ago

'The Weekend Sailor' isn’t a hard-hitting investigation or a thought-provoking exploration of anything beyond what can happen when you believe in yourself and your dreams. Although this might leave some…

SIFF 2016: ‘The Weekend Sailor’ Movie Review
'Louder Than Bombs'
Posted 26 days ago

There are a few scenes that are over-the-top and dramatic for the sake of being dramatic, but ultimately, the film delivers with its message that labels are only as important…

‘Louder Than Bombs’ But Just as Powerful
'Son of Saul' Blu-ray
Posted 28 days ago

Son of Saul is a one-of-a kind immersive experience that gives stark glimpses of death-camp murder and madness with a frightening frankness.

‘Son of Saul’ Offers a Truly Original Depiction of The Holocaust on Blu-ray
Brief Encounter Criterion
Posted 28 days ago

'Brief Encounter' is David Lean's exquisite romantic drama that seems simple on the surface, but even in the face of the extra-marital affair at is heart, it has a heightened…

Criterion Blu-ray of David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ is Exquisite
Everybody Wants Some!!
Posted 40 days ago

Richard Linklater’s latest puts an idea that Hollywood has never been able to crack on full display: that masculinity doesn’t have to be toxic and bros can show you a…

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and Why Not?
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Un-’Creative Control’

by Joe Jarosz March 17, 2016 Print Reviews

In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend…sort of.

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‘The Manchurian Candidate’ a Must-Have Criterion Blu-ray

by Eric Melin March 16, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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At the height of the Cold War, the chilling thought that we couldn’t tell the enemy from ourselves was too much to for audiences, who turned a cold shoulder to The Manchurian Candidate. Now that’s its on Criterion Blu-ray, don’t make the same mistake.

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‘Sisters’ Blu-ray Gets By On Fey and Poehler’s Charm

by Eric Melin March 14, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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It’s easy to fall for Sisters’ natural charm and just let the movie work on you. Sure, it’s a silly premise with all kinds of moments that don’t quite ring true as realistic, but if we’re going to have one more dumb man-child comedy, at least this one has Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in it.

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‘Coming Home’ Blu-Ray Packs a Punch

by Warren Cantrell March 7, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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There’s little fault to find in Coming Home, which tells a heartbreaking story using components of a cultural upheaval that most of the world, China included, knows little about.

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‘The Danish Girl’ On Blu-ray Looks Great But is Flat

by Eric Melin March 3, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The Danish Girl, out on Blu-ray now, pulls back every time there is an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of Lili’s psyche or an examination on Gerda’s part for the guilt and regret she may feel for encouraging this.

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‘Macbeth’ is Mac-nificent

by Warren Cantrell March 2, 2016 Print Reviews
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Director Justin Kurzel has managed to craft a film adaptation of Macbeth that is simultaneously beautiful, terrifying, and gripping, and elevates the source material to unprecedented heights.

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Win advance passes to see 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin March 2, 2016 Giveaways

We have advance passes to see 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30pm at the Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

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“The Graduate” Criterion Blu-ray Packed With Insight Into a Classic

by Eric Melin February 27, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The Graduate is on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, mastered from a 4K digital restoration with a wonderful new 5.1 surround sound remix, approved by Nichols before his death last year, and tons of extra features.

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#oscarsowhite and a few Predictions

by Trey Hock February 27, 2016 Features
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Trey Hock talks about all things Oscar. The 88th Annual Academy Awards are this weekend. Join Scene Stealers at Screenland Armour to watch.

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Top 10 Marvel Movies (or Shows)

by Peter Frend February 26, 2016 Top 10s
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To make this list a little different, I’m going to expand the meaning of “Marvel movie” to include not just MCU films but also Marvel TV shows and the numerous movies about Marvel characters that we’ve seen distributed by other studios.

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Redemption Found and Lost in ‘Southbound’

by Scott Pewenofkit February 22, 2016 Print Reviews

Southbound is a multi-director horror anthology that explores the consequences of seemingly unforgivable actions by its principal characters.

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‘Death by Hanging’ Criterion Blu-ray Radical Even by Today’s Standards

by Eric Melin February 19, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Death by Hanging is made all the more remarkable by the fact that it was released in 1968. New on Blu-ray from Criterion today, this absurdist satire from Nagisa Oshima shows a man executed by the government whose body refuses to die.

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‘The Witch’ Chills to the Bone and Sticks with the Mind

by Simon Williams February 18, 2016 Print Reviews
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Roger Eggers’ debut feature ‘The Witch’ is cold, morbid, oft switching moods between the terrible and the sanguine. ‘Tis able to both cause thought and fear, and thus may be even more a spectacle.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Blu-ray Highlights Unique Biopic

by Eric Melin February 17, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Now that it’s out on Blu-ray, ‘Steve Jobs’ can be seen and appreciated by a wider audience for the engaging biopic that it is.

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Top 10 Movie Witches

by Warren Cantrell February 16, 2016 Top 10s
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Director Robert Eggers’ The Witch opens in wide release this week, so it seems as good a time as any to get down to the serious business of ranking witches in film.

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