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But from its nerve-racking opening, through a series of darkly comedic bank heists, and all the way to its quiet climax, Hell Or High Water is a tightly constructed film that smartly tweaks Western tropes while leaving viewers exhilarated.

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The Lance Armstrong biopic ‘The Program’ is engaging and interesting, yet doesn’t add anything new to a narrative that has enjoyed exhaustive media coverage.

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Ultimately, Lone Survivor is a disappointing film based on an incredible true story. I just wished that the adaptation came closer to doing the real life event some justice.

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This week, Eric takes the week off for a spa visit, so Trevan and Trey enlist the help of Film School co-curator Erin Kennedy to talk about Her, August: Osage County and Lone Survivor. We’ve already talked about Her on last week’s best-of podcasts, but you’ll want to stick around for the Oscar fodder that is August: Osage County and [...]

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David Lowery’s sleepy Texas love story is here and gone with minimum impact.

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Here’s my TV review with clips of David Lowery’s melancholy crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, and Ben Foster on KCTV5′s It’s Your Morning. The movie opens today in Kansas City at the Tivoli and Glenwood Arts theaters.

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Despite being too young to even remember the 80s, I have to admit to feeling nostalgic about it a lot of the time. Cinematically, there wasn’t a lot going on, but its seemingly inexhaustible supply of “One man, one mission,” forgettable action movies is something I occasionally long for nowadays, if only because we never [...]

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