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The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

| September 17, 2017

Let’s pause for a second and explore the fact that I’ve seen every episode of The Big Bang Theory.  It’s difficult to explain because I recognize that the show is deeply flawed in every way.  The characters are middling, the storylines are predictable sitcom fodder, and its portrayal of nerd culture is insulting to anyone […]

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Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ by Jay Warren (Sept. 22nd – Davis Theater)

Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ by Jay Warren (Sept. 22nd – Davis Theater)

| September 13, 2017

If you’ve never seen a silent film projected while someone plays live organ to the flicking images above, you are truly missing a magical experience. On September 22nd, 2017, Jay Warren will be playing organ accompaniment to one of the most beloved and terrifying of all silent films: The Phantom of the Opera (1925) at the Davis Theater, 4614 […]

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The Lost World (1925)

The Lost World (1925)

| September 13, 2017

Look back on the history of cinematic special effects artists and consider for a moment how many master/protégé working relationships found the protégé moving on to become as important and influential in their respective fields as the men they studied under had been. When I think about those special make-up effects artists who’ve defined the […]

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The Resurrected

The Resurrected

| September 10, 2017

When Claire tells private investigator John March that her husband Charles just isn’t the man he used to be, she has no idea how horrifyingly near the truth she is! What Claire thinks little more than a case of one recently-missing husband, she soon learns through John is in fact a mystery far more ancient […]

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An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

| September 7, 2017

A couple years ago I was cleaning out my father’s basement office at our home in Omaha, Nebraska. My father had been an avid deer hunter and the walls of the room were covered in antlers and paintings depicting a variety of impressive bucks either standing majestically atop a mountain or pensively gazing into a […]

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A Dark Song

A Dark Song

| September 3, 2017

Writer/director Liam Gavin’s feature debut, the Welsh-Irish A Dark Song (2016), is an absolutely stunning achievement in the horror genre. What Gavin accomplishes in the film with minimal locations (it’s set predominantly in a single old mansion) and minimal characters (two characters dominate the majority of the running time) is nothing short of masterful. Films […]

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Hell Up in Harlem

Hell Up in Harlem

| September 1, 2017

Larry Cohen’s Black Caesar was a surprise box-office hit for American International Pictures, helping to establish Fred Williamson as a bonafide superstar. Williamson had starred in a couple of films in 1972 (The Legend of Nigger Charley and Hammer, both featuring characters he would reprise in later films), but his role as Tommy Gibbs in […]

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The Slayer

The Slayer

| August 29, 2017

“Where have you been all my life?” Most of us have heard this phrase used as either a cheap pick-up line or as a question asked after having tried a new and particularly delicious food stuff. The above phrase can also have a literal meaning as well. The Slayer was released when I was 4, […]

Riverdale: The Complete First Season

Riverdale: The Complete First Season

| August 17, 2017

Despite having over 75 years of Archie Comics to draw upon, the CW’s Riverdale places Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and his gang—Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)—smack dab in the center of a small-town murder mystery. If you’re a fan of watching beautiful twenty-something actors play selfish, stupid, […]

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After the Storm

After the Storm

| August 15, 2017

The complexities of failure and one’s acceptance of it are compellingly examined in director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film After the Storm. The story follows Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a struggling novelist employed at a private detective agency in Tokyo. Ryota claims the job is temporary, and his only reason for taking the position is to conduct […]

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