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The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The limits of desire and fulfillment are dissected quite captivatingly in Peter Strickland’s latest film The Duke Of Burgundy. The story takes place in an unknown town and in the rooms and gardens of a seemingly ancient estate. There, Cynthia, played by Sidse Babett Knudesen, an assumed although never confirmed entomologist engages in a sadomasochistic relationship with […]

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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a few things that you can annually count on from the world of animation. Pixar will produce another Oscar-winner (or occasionally a Cars 2), and Dreamworks will put out Ice Age 73. However, every so often you get a work of animation that refutes the traditional paradigm. In 1993, it was The Nightmare […]

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Selma

Selma

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Common, Ledisi, Oprah, David Oyelowo, Wendell Pierce, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Martin Sheen, Dylan Baker, Tessa Thompson, Niecy Nash, Nigel Thatch, Corey Reynolds, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Colman Domingo, Trai Byers, Tara Ochs and Andre Holland. All these actors and more—whether popularly known by one name or another—comprise […]

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne create a moving and complex portrait of everyday survival with their latest film Two Days, One Night. The story follows Sandra, played by Marion Cotillard, who has just returned to work after suffering a bout of depression.  As soon as she arrives though, management reveals they can operate with one […]

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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and unfinished architectural project designed by the controversial architect Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Stefan Haupt’s new documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates the genius of Gaudi’s vision while exploring the continuing work of the thousands of […]

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The wonderment of the above quote rings true for so many people, for so many reasons, […]

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RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Parents work extra shifts to buy little Billy and Susie everything their hearts desire. Stores work their part time employees to the bone for small wages. And Santa is busy lording over his multicultural child laborers on his cloud palace in outer space, whilst enlisting Merlin the magician […]

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Ghibli is just a random name I got from an airplane…It’s just a name” says Studio Ghibli founder and legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, when faced with the question of his eventual retirement. While at that moment he feels that the name of the studio is ludicrous, the Studio Ghibli name is synonymous with some of […]

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Rosewater

Rosewater

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2013, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took a three month hiatus to direct his first film. The resulting product is titled ‘Rosewater’ and is based on journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir ‘Then They Came for Me’. The book chronicles Bahari’s internationally contentious 118-day imprisonment in Iran while covering the 2009 presidential elections. With the author’s […]

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the surface, Foxcatcher has the synopsis of a Wes Anderson movie: a socially awkward gazillionaire played by Steve Carrell employs Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo to wear vintage pastel unitards and wrestle. This eccentric narrative is coupled with one-liners and a large, glaring prosthetic nose on Carrel. Except Bennett Miller’s epic is a strict […]