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Are Robots Taking Over Theaters AND Our Lives?

Are Robots Taking Over Theaters AND Our Lives?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sci-fi fans intrigued by the premise of artificial intelligence should have a grand time in 2015. No less than three major studio releases this year address the subject, and each explores it in its own unique way, but they all have one thing in common: a fear or mistrust of the machines we have built […]

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Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks, A One-Time Only Event

Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks, A One-Time Only Event

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:00PM, a one-time only event—and a potential life-changing one for some—will take place at select theaters nationwide. Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks, an evening of appreciation for the late comedy legend that will feature his classic HBO special Relentless and include some bonus footage that is expected to please […]

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Human Capital

Human Capital

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The critically acclaimed Italian drama, released in the United States this past January, premieres On Demand April 17 in advance of its DVD release in July. Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As the film progresses, details emerge […]

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A MIghty Nice Man

A MIghty Nice Man

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Mighty Nice Man is a 12-minute short that is screening during the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival that runs until April 26 in New York City. Charlotte and her friend Emilie compete for the attention of a dashing, albeit significantly older stranger. The stranger tempts Charlotte away from her friend by offering her a […]

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Daredevil: Season 1

Daredevil: Season 1

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I’ve written about many times on this site, I’m a big fan of the ambitiously interconnected cinematic universe Marvel Studios has been building since 2008’s Iron Man.  I eagerly watch each installment of the MCU as quickly as possible, thinking about how it relates to everything else I’ve seen, and what it might set […]

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White God

White God

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Government discrimination and the battle over societal rights are taken to the extreme in director Kornel Mundruczó’s latest film White God. The story follows 13 year old Lili (Zsofia Psotta) and her dog Hagen. Upon accepting a professorship in Australia, Lili’s mother sends her and Hagen to live with Lili’s father Daniel (Sandor Zsoter) in Budapest. After accusations […]

2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF), presented by Transcendence Global Media, NFP, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events, will showcase a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice – with corresponding panels and filmmaker Q&As – at the Chicago Cultural Center’s […]

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Map to the Stars

Map to the Stars

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘Shock-jock’: someone who expresses opinions in a deliberately offensive or provocative way. These are my thoughts toward David Cronenberg. Love or hate him, the films of the veteran director are always swathed in controversy. A quick Wikipedia search labels this vehicle as ‘body horror’. As some sort of mutilation or gross-out sequence is featured in nearly all of Cronenberg’s […]

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African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates Black History Month

African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates Black History Month

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is pleased to announce the Celebrating Black History Month film series at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York from February 27 to March 1, with an international spin that puts the notion of Black History month in the perspective of a quest to critically understand what the Black […]

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Three Holes and a Smoking Gun

Three Holes and a Smoking Gun

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thrillers are always the hardest stories to write.  In movies, thrillers can – and should – wipe away suspension of disbelief almost entirely.  Character actions and behaviors are paramount, and if they deviate into the absurd even in the slightest, the consequences for the movie are dire.  Yes, there are exceptions: many of Hitchcock’s thrillers […]

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