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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

| November 17, 2017

In my eyes, there are two types of people when it comes to grief: those who become angry and those who become sad. The flood of emotions in the aftermath of a tragedy is fascinating in how contradictory it can be in terms of one’s own personality as well as the persona they project upon […]

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

| November 16, 2017

Movies about movies are fascinating in that the history inherent in each one’s material forces upon an ostensible cultural importance despite the quality of the film itself. Within narrative films, the self-reflexive discussion of the art form is something that I’m predisposed to like—just take a look as some of my favorite movies. Such a […]

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Lady Bird

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Lady Bird

| November 10, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: life isn’t really a continuous flow as much as it is a plethora of events with causality connecting the individual bits. Lady Bird is a movie that knows the singularity—the fickleness—of life, and especially of adolescence. The movie has some micro-issues in regards to pacing, but […]

Westworld: Season 1

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Westworld: Season 1

| November 8, 2017

For decades, Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins; Silence of the Lambs) has been building lifelike robots to populate his wild west themed amusement park.  Westworld is a place where the very wealthy can go to indulge their deepest desires with complete realism and total lack of consequence.  They can hunt down outlaws, rob banks, search […]

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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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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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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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It

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It

| November 6, 2017

I don’t know how I managed to go over five weeks without seeing a movie that proved itself to a cultural phenomenon, but alas, it happened. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to see it since I truly did, but hey, I finally saw it, and I can’t say that I see what everyone fell […]