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REVIEW: Hell or High Water

If you’re lucky enough to see Hell or High Water without hearing too much about it, you really have no idea what you’re in for.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Hell or High Water”

REVIEW: Midnight Special

Midnight Special is about a parent who would do anything for his son, even if it puts him on the wrong side of the law.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Midnight Special”

REVIEW: Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle writes, directs and stars in this stylish, fast-paced biopic of jazz genius Miles Davis. Continue reading “REVIEW: Miles Ahead”

REVIEW: Storks

Storks have gotten out of the baby business, and now deliver for an online shop called CornerStore.com. It’s a large corporation with a large container-like warehouse teetering on some kind of support up in the clouds.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Storks”

REVIEW: It’s So Easy and Other Lies

It’s So Easy and Other Lies is less a documentary than an attempt to bring to life on film Duff McKagan’s memoir of the same name.

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REVIEW: Into the Inferno

The camera glides up the side of a mountain. A small group of people comes into the frame, peering over a ridge, giving us a sense of scale for just a second. The camera passes over them and suddenly you see the magma churning and realize they are standing atop the mouth of the volcano. It takes a moment to realize this isn’t CGI, and the effect is incredible.

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REVIEW: Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler

We’ve seen all of these movies before, right? The prodigy coming out of nowhere to become the champion. The hometown hero challenged by the foreign invader. The scandal that threatens an empire. The old gunslinger hitching on the holsters one more time to show he’s the best shot in the land. Incredibly, Man vs. Snake is all of these movies in one. Continue reading “REVIEW: Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler”

REVIEW: I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House

I am the boring horror movie that lives on Netflix. Continue reading “REVIEW: I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House”

REVIEW: Amanda Knox

Everything that made the Amanda Knox case a fascinating media phenomenon also makes it a fascinating documentary. Continue reading “REVIEW: Amanda Knox”

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