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SXSW 2017 DRIB
6.2
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When DRIB first gets going, it is a fairly standard documentary. There is the talking head interview, a knowing narration, and a smattering of news clips. It fits its mold well, offering little in the way of surprises and that seems to be director…

SXSW 2017 Win-It-All-Movie
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With their third collaboration together, Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson have solidified themselves as an incredibly lucrative and exciting creative. Their latest outing, Win It All, is electric and contagious fun that easily ranks among the best stuff Swanberg has ever done

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Live By Night (Warner Home Video), the new film starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is a Prohibition Era gangster tale of dangerous romance, vengeance, and underworld politics necessitated by changing times. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, an Irish-American World War I vet from Boston who turns to a life of crime after returning home from …

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Miss Sloane (20th Century-Fox) of the title is Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain, The Help), an intelligent ice queen of a Capitol Hill lobbyist whose entire life is her work. She is self-assured, determined, focused, and goal oriented, qualities considered admirable and enviable in a man but rub many the wrong way in a woman. Working in a …

Reviews beauty and the beast
7.3
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Through the support of director Bill Condon and a magnificent cast, the live action remake of the 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast is deserving of recognition, though it doesn’t particularly add anything new to the film. Filled with great performances, and a story everyone knows and loves, Condon plays it safe, deviating little…

NP Approved Personal Shopper
9.0
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Like any good French filmmaker, writer-director Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Demonlover, Irma Vep) has crafted both an offscreen persona as a hyper-intellectual filmmaker and openly courted, if not controversy, then audience disengagement and alienation. Under one interpretation, a true auteur and mainstream filmmaking…

SXSW 2017 68 kill alisha
9.0
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As demented and blood-soaked a road trip movie as you’re ever to see, 68 Kill transcends its violent and pulpy midnight movie roots by telling a perpetually unpredictable story that shatters expectations and denies genre conventions.

SXSW 2017 free fire 1
6.0
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Walking in to see Free Fire, all signs pointed to this being a movie that I could really sink my teeth into. It features a loaded cast, a 70s setting, the promise of copious amounts of gunplay, and the mind of Ben Wheatley. Say what you will about…

SXSW 2017 The Disaster Artist Still
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It’s been three days since James Franco’s The Disaster Artist premiered at SXSW, but it is easily one of the best festival screening experiences I’ve ever had. It didn’t just bring down the house; it sent them back out into the streets dancing with giant, gleeful grins plastered onto their faces.

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