Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Jun22

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Trane’s career was short, but the influence is still felt today. Scheinfeld worked overtime to put together a documentary that has the blessings of the Coltrane family, but does not soft-pedal the mercurial saxophonist.

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Doomsday Films: A Compendium
Jun10

Doomsday Films: A Compendium

The end of the world may or may not come. That Mayan calendar thing turned out to be nothing, Y2K did not cause planes to fall from the sky. Television and tent revival preachers have been predicting the end of days for generations. It may be the second coming, a rogue comet hurtling toward Earth, nuclear annihilation,
or any of many other options.

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Wonder Woman
Jun10

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is not the absolute feminist dream–no Hollywood blockbuster could be–but it’s what we’ve been waiting for. It’s devilishly witty, sexy, fierce and passionate. Superheros always stand for something–it’s what most of the DC films have been missing and, on some level, something the Marvel films have overdone.

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Churchill
Jun04

Churchill

Much has been said about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. From his articulate and fiery maxims to his dogged strategies and tortured reluctance during World War II. Giant, voluminous biographies have been written about the man.

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The Wedding Plan
May26

The Wedding Plan

Here, the narrative speaks boldly: Without someone giving you adoration, you are without reason. This is sort of regressive belief system plagues the movie’s rather frustrating 110 minute run-time.

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Obit
May17

Obit

What is an obit? Director Vanessa Gould lets the writers speak for themselves. Though the answer is not as divisive as others, there are still misconceptions related to the field.

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Fat Girl
May14

Fat Girl

Breillat’s film is emotionally visceral, deliberately uncomfortable, and cognizant of its frank take on consent and self-identity.

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After the Storm
May10

After the Storm

The sharp wit of the dialogue, the dry, morbid sense of humor and the unrestrained, candid nature of the family dynamics give the film a uniqueness of tone and entertainment that most films never match.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
May04

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In creating an auditory landscape, director James Gunn turns up the volume in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Expect explosions and cheesy pop tunes from the ’70s and ’80s.

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Krull & the Creation of a Critic
Apr27

Krull & the Creation of a Critic

Movies are meant to do a lot of things: Shine light into a dark world, educate, enlighten and bring truth to the screen. They’re meant to tell a story that you’ve never been told before, or put a new spin on a tale you’ve heard before.

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