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Noirvember Review: ‘The Phenix City Story’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Crowd’

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By the time of the late 1920’s silent cinema had fully embraced a more fantastical style. Acclaimed director King Vidor wanted to buck this idea with his 1927 film, the Crowd. However, the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘A Matter of Life and Death’

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What say do we have over our ultimate fate? Famed British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger debated this philosophical idea in 1946 in a film starring David Niven and Kim Hunter called… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mysterious Island’

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Producer Charles H. Schneer signed a lucrative deal in the late 50’s to produce a series of movies for the famed studio. One such film was a 1961 adaptation of the Jules Verne… Continue reading

Criterion Movie of the Month: ‘Dazed and Confused’

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Spine # 336 SPOILERS I do not remember the first time I watched Dazed and Confused. It was a teenage essential on constant repeat, so to narrow down the first time seems impossible.… Continue reading

Criterion Movie of the Month: ‘Wild Strawberries’

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Spine #139 SPOILERS Earlier this year, I wrote a review of Mikey and Nicky, one of the newer additions to the Criterion Collection. It was included as the first watch on a beta… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘High Flying Bird’

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Directed by: Stephen Soderbergh Starring: Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, and Sonja Sohn Plot: A basketball agent struggles to make deals during a player lockout Review: Director Stephen Soderbergh never met a camera he didn’t want to… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’

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Directed by: Henry Dunham Starring: James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler, and Chris Mulkey Plot: A militia holds up in their headquarters when they suspect one of their members of being a mass shooter. Review: Speaking as… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

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Directed by: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Zawe Ashton Plot: A supernatural force associated with recently discovered paintings target movers and shakers of the art world. Review: Let it be said, that Jake Gyllenhaal commits 100%… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Summer of 84’

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Directed by: Françouis Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell Starring: Graham Verchere, Tiera Skovbye, and Rich Somner Plot: A group of friends believe their neighbor may be a serial killer Review: It has been said… Continue reading