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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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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that good movies do not come out in February.  That being said, Fifty Shades of Grey is awful. I’ve felt a growing responsibility to see this film over the past couple of weeks.  Seeing many articles about people boycotting the film because it glamorizes domestic violence […]

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The 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

| February 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thankfully, the last couple of years, they’ve started showing the Oscar Nominated short films in select theaters so the general public can see them and care about which one wins along with all the other awards.  Except for documentary.  I don’t even know what’s nominated for best documentary… Anyway, I just got home from seeing […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that good movies do not come out in February.  That being said, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which opens on February 13 is awesome.  I know; I’m surprised too.  I managed to catch a free early screening of the movie last night at the Alamo Drafthouse here […]

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Whiplash

Whiplash

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world of jazz drumming at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory music school brings us one of the most intense films in the hunt for an Academy Award this year, words that no one intended to ever read.  Brought to you by Damien Chazelle, Whiplash is an inspiring, thrilling, and captivating film that will leave hearts […]

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Martha Hill […]

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