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Film Festival City 40 (dir. Samira Goetschel, 2016)

Goetschel’s fascinating documentary takes viewers behind closed doors and into the past of a secret Soviet city, known as City 40, which was built for the purposes of off-the-grid nuclear testing and armament. Central to City 40 is a Nuclear Plant named Mayak, built in the mid-1940s soon after the…

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Where to Invade Next (Anchor Bay) is Michael Moore’s one-man excursion around the world to find countries that have great social programs for their citizens. As he states at the outset, the countries he will visit have their problems but he’s there to highlight the good, not the bad. His goal: to take the best …

Reviews Ross_and_Stark

With Marvel’s first outing (the origin story of Tony Stark) having been met a with loving critical and box office reception, the opportunity to make good on the promise made with the entrance of Nick Fury seemed too good to pass up. The audience reaction was overwhelmingly positive, and even just from a business standpoint the expansion of the Marvel Universe was a great idea. It’s interesting to see how over the course of its next two installments, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2, how Marvel would work through exactly how they would chart that path.

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Joy (20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment), directed by David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle), stars Jennifer Lawrence as the title character, the center of a dysfunctional family. Joy works three jobs, looks after her shut-in mother (Virginia Madsen) and two kids, and gives her …

Reviews Ratchet and Clank

Adapting video games into films seems to be tricky business for some reason. Many games now have such intricate and even cinematic storylines and cut-scenes (the story advancement between gameplay) that taking those stories and eliminating the gameplay should be a reasonably easy task, yet time and time again..

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