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The Stroller Strategy

The Stroller Strategy

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Stroller Strategy is a story of a couple who meet at a party and after the ups and downs that come with normal “couple” business, they end up again meeting at a party to start the beginning of the rest of their relationship, if that makes sense. French heartthrob Raphaël Personnaz plays Parisian Thomas […]

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Aliyah

Aliyah

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the new film from Film Movement, there’s Isaac the older brother and Alex the younger brother. The younger brother deals drugs but can’t seem to get ahead, because the older brother is just so messed up that he’s always needing money to get out of one financial bind after another. Such is the life […]

Man of Steel Review

Man of Steel Review

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Going into Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was hard to gauge expectations wise, as I couldn’t make up my mind of what I wanted from it.  Did I want to see a film with the same tone as the Dark Knight Trilogy or was I looking for the D.C. version of what Marvel did with […]

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Alain Resnais’ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Alain Resnais’ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Combining two pieces from celebrated French playwright Jean Anouilh (Becket, 1964), Resnais gathers the most noteworthy of French to lead You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet. While this may be a welcome treat to European moviegoers and American fans of Michel Piccoli, it certainly marginalizes start power to the continent; (something tells me Mr. Resnais could care […]

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Frances Ha

Frances Ha

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Frances Ha is the new film from director Noah Baumbach. The indie auteur once again casts his favorite Greta Gerwig as the frankly uncouth Frances. A subtle comedy, the plot centers around a directionless young woman and the intense admiration for her best friend and roommate Sophie. Broke, unemployed, and awkward, the main character searches for terra […]

The Arrested Development Documentary Project

The Arrested Development Documentary Project

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

For three amazing seasons, Fox’s Arrested Development brought a fresh and intelligent new brand of comedy to our television screens.  The show told the story of the dysfunctional and wealthy Bluth family.  The patriarch George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) was imprisoned for fraud, leaving the running of his company to his son Michael (Jason Bateman), who […]

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Something In The Air

Something In The Air

In George Orwell’s Homage To Catalonia, his 1938 novel detailing his personal experiences in the Spanish Civil War, the author memorably wrote that bombs were impartial and that, “they killed the men they were thrown at, and the men who threw them.” This grayness permeating through the cracks and crevices of political frustration creates a […]

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Desperate Acts of Magic

Desperate Acts of Magic

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Jason Kant (Joe Tyler Gold) loses his job as a software designer, he sees it as a sign that it’s time for him to pursue his true passion: magic.  With the help of his best friend and established magician Steve Kramer (Jonathan Levit), Jason decides to enter a big magic competition in San Diego.  […]

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42

42

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

42 is a film that is drenched in history regarding the first black player to play major league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers—Jackie Robinson, who wore number 42 for the team in 1947, when he integrated the sport. This integration was deliberate, as baseball club owner Branch Rickey, who was a man of great faith […]

Room 237

Room 237

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Few films have provoked audiences to a degree of obsessive debate as much as Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, and in the new documentary Room 237, director Rodney Ascher examines the iconic film and the seemingly infinite possibilities as to its true meaning. With the participation of 5 interviewees including a veteran ABC […]