2017

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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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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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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Very different kind of article this time round. Let’s have a serious discussion on mental illness.

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

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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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This documentary about all-female mid-90s grunge band L7 tells a story that unintentionally become timeless to different generations.

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

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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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‘Second Nature’ is a woefully under-baked concept set in an absurd world that is entirely disconnected from reality.

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The worst thing for a sequel is to do is the exact same thing as its predecessor.

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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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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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