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Ghost in the Shell, a remake of the 1995 anime classic of the same name, has been swept in controversy since the moment Scarlett Johansson was announced as the lead. Accusations of Hollywood’s latest whitewashing have dominated much of the conversation surrounding this film, and with good reason. People of color are rarely afforded ..

Reviews All This Panic
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Ginger is mad at her best friend Lena again. When Ginger drank too much at a party last week, Lena took her phone and called her parents to let them know not that she was drunk, but that she wasn’t feeling well. “That’s not okay!” Ginger yells, angry that Lena would rat her out for something that’s no big deal anyway. “Everyone vomits”…

Reviews ghost in the shell
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A live-action remake, re-adaptation, or reimagining of director Mamoru Oshii’s (The Sky Crawlers, Avalon, Patlabor 2: The Movie) 1995 cyberpunk classic, Ghost in the Shell, has long been on the wish-list of anime enthusiasts. As always, be careful what you wish for. Given the production budget needed to give Masamune…

Reviews In Search of Israeli Cusine Poster
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Director Roger Sherman has made a film that defies the passive watching experience that so often accompanies his subject, injecting his film with varying points of view and brilliantly never revealing its own perspective on things. In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a film that challenges while it educates, teaches while it entertains.

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Cinema Paradiso (Arrow Academy) is director Giuseppe Tornatore’s valentine to the movies. Salvatore (Jacques Perrin), a successful film director, returns home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema during his childhood. He recalls his Sicilian childhood when he was a kid known as Toto (Salvatore Cascio) who helped out in the local movie theatre’s projection booth, learning to love movie magic and becoming a friend to the projectionist (Philippe Noiret).

Reviews bokeh
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The concept behind Bokeh is interesting enough. A young couple sets out to see the world and heads to Iceland to take in its beauty. Something happens (Northern Lights go bonkers?) and…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Home Video) is the title of a book mentioned in the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and later inspired a novel by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that Warner Brothers adapted into the newly released movie. What may appear an entirely commercial decision to milk a cash cow still further is actually a film with great charm and a wonderful menagerie of imaginative creatures.

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Why Him? (20th Century-Fox) is a broad comedy starring Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, owner of a struggling Grand Rapids printing business, whose daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) has a boyfriend she’d like him to meet over Christmas. That boyfriend is Laird Mayhew (James Franco), a Silicon Valley millionaire who is overly eager to impress his potential father-in-law.

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