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Wonderstruck

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Wonderstruck

| November 10, 2017

The onset of winter months may not faze me generally speaking, but with its sudden appearance this year just weeks after it was an unseasonal 90 degrees, I wanted something at least a little warm. With the first snowfall of the season today and a 15-degree wind chill upon waking up, a movie of any […]

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The Massacre: 24-Hour-Horror-Movie-Marathon (Nov. 11th, Chicago)

The Massacre: 24-Hour-Horror-Movie-Marathon (Nov. 11th, Chicago)

| November 7, 2017

If you’re in or around Chicago, you’re not going to find more movies on the big screen for your money this weekend! Plus, meet the director of Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, John D. Hancock; buy rad things from a bunch of amazing vendors; AND support the Vital Bridges charity. Here’s the info and line-up: The […]

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

| November 7, 2017

People bring to movies what they already know—that much is true. However, that’s largely the case when the movie in question is more of a mirror than a portal, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer lay much more in the latter category. When a movie begins with a slow zoom-out of a pulsating chest […]

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

| November 7, 2017

With awards season comes an ostensibly fresh swath of awards-hopeful movies, largely leaning on our collective childhoods and British accents to gaslight the public into being moved. Now, Goodbye Christopher Robin isn’t quite within that camp of moviegoing manipulation, but it isn’t far enough from it to earn the praise of its subject’s work. Despite […]

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The Snowman

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The Snowman

| November 7, 2017

People often ask me why I see movies when I know that they’ll be bad, and the reasons are plentiful enough if not entirely possible to get behind. The biggest rationales for seeing pulsating chunks of bloody cinematic afterbirth usually fall back on the fact that I a.) like going to the movies regardless, b.) […]

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Happy Death Day

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Happy Death Day

| November 7, 2017

Happy Death Day reminds me of 2015’s Unfriended not necessarily in terms of quality, but because I thought both movie’s’ respective trailers were nothing more than Funny or Die sketches. But no, just like Unfriended was real, Happy Death Day is as well. It’s the type of utter stupidity that intrigues me, something that I just have to see because I want […]

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Suburbicon

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Suburbicon

| November 7, 2017

Having just seen The Snowman a mere 10 days ago, I’ve been thinking about how some movies can be so slapped together. It’s a perversely fascinating subject of sorts in my eyes, especially when the talent involved in such films are of ostensibly high caliber, but the same all-to-easy answer always comes to the forefront: […]

The Florida Project

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The Florida Project

| November 7, 2017

If I’m to be completely honest, I don’t like kids. They’re really just romanticized versions of your blackout drunk friends that you don’t talk to anymore because they mooch off of your stuff and won’t shut up. I guess people’s need to project nostalgia onto others is even more powerful than I thought. Sean Baker […]

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Blade Runner 2049

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Blade Runner 2049

| November 7, 2017

The advent of mainstream science fiction in recent year seems to have largely run parallel to dug-up sequels. If the former is a human, the latter is a replicant, and in that way, Blade Runner 2049 operates a plane a bit more unique than similar films of recent memory. While that provides for some incredible […]

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Brad’s Status

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Brad’s Status

| November 7, 2017

I often times get flack for coming off as unjustifiably cynical when I’m not really trying to be; it’s just within my nature. I would say that it’s arguable that it’s within everyone’s nature, but that argument isn’t really one worth bothering to have. What may be egoism and egotism to one person is just […]

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