Keanu Reeves

Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up Where did this one come from? Keanu Reeves may be one of the most laid back celebrities on the planet, but in his 12 years since completing The Matrix Trilogy, his career has been all over the place, taking heartbreaking roles in films such as A Scanner Darkly or playing up [...]

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George Hickman is an Austin film maniac who does not sleep. Here’s Part Two of his capsule reviews of all the movies he saw at Fantastic Fest 2013 this year!

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – River’s Edge (1987) – Saturday, July 27th at 1:00 p.m.

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Indeed everything that has a beginning has an ending, and how we choose to confront the challenges that come with existence define how that ending is resolved. In peace or in death. But the Matrix Trilogy doesn’t tell you that outright. It asks you to assemble the parts yourself and hopefully arrive at the same conclusion. But that might have been asking a bit much of its audience. Especially in the fall of 2003.

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It takes a trilogy of posts to defend a controversial and series like The Matrix Trilogy. It would seem moral relativism has invaded Zion. One might guess this will play an important part in where this saga goes from here.

What follows is Part Two in Michael Bird’s column The Contrarian.

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The Matrix Trilogy is a misunderstood triumph. We like our conflict between two sides: good and evil. When moral imperatives becomes moral relativism, you have a formula for confusion.

It takes a trilogy of posts to defend a controversial and series like The Matrix Trilogy.

What follows is Part One in Michael Bird’s column The Contrarian.

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