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Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 1.01.42 PM
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Though I have mixed feelings about Hip Hop-Eration as a whole, there is one thing I know for sure; the seniors, who continually inspire throughout the film, aren’t the reason for my indifference. This documentary from New Zealand chronicles the extraordinary story of a group of seniors, some even in …

Reviews Taste of Cherry
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At first, the film seems one of a complicated subject: Mr. Badii (Homayon Ershadi) drives around Tehran looking for someone who will bury him after he commits suicide. He doesn’t come right out and say it, but tells candidates there is big money in this small job. Not at any time of the film are we given his motivations for…

Film Festival the slippers 1
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I have long held the belief that every person has their obsession. For some people it’s clothes, for others it’s cars; for me, it’s movies. My free time is filled with film: watching films, reading about films, and writing about films. I have never sat down and…

Reviews Backgammon
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College kids Lucian (Noah Silver) and his girlfriend Elizabeth (Olivia Crocicchia) are spending a weekend with their friend Andrew (Christian Alexander) at his family’s estate. Lucian has developed a minor obsession with Gerald (Alex Beh), an eccentric artist who lives at the estate with Andrew’s sister Miranda (Brittany Allen). Even…

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 9.25.03 AM
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Life Lesson No. 357: Just because a doomsday prepper/survivalist may be ready for a post-apocalyptic world doesn’t mean you want to spend the post-apocalypse hunkered down with him or her in their underground lodging. That’s the unfortunate life lesson Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young woman who awakens after a mysterious car crash …

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Made by renowned artist Ai Weiwei and his filmmaking team, Ping’an Yueqing begins with Qian Shunnan in his sparse home, crying out simultaneously praises of the Chinese Communist Party and calls for an investigation of and revenge for his son Qian Yunhui’s death. In 25 December 2010, in the eastern city of Yueqing of Zhejiang Province, village …

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 8.19.54 AM
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10 Cloverfield Lane may be the most successful audience troll in the modern history of American franchise worship. I mean, for real, did we really need a sequel to Cloverfield, that goofy 2008 wannabe-awesome Gen-Y sci-fi dullard? Did anyone really care? It was a semi-clever high-concept goof with a transparently faux Mini-DV found footage format …

Reviews Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 5.58.45 PM
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There was a brief moment in the early 21st century when Sacha Baron Cohen was the most interesting, vital and provocative comedian on the planet. Through his cult sketch comedy Da Ali G Show, Cohen carved a niche out of outrageously inappropriate interactions with unsuspecting members of the British establishment. Next came the …

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