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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that good movies do not come out in February.  That being said, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which opens on February 13 is awesome.  I know; I’m surprised too.  I managed to catch a free early screening of the movie last night at the Alamo Drafthouse here […]

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The Overnighters

The Overnighters

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

What worth is the “American Dream” if one’s own livelihood is destroyed at its pursuit? This is the lingering question that lies at the heart of Jesse Moss’ incredible film The Overnighters, a powerful documentary unlike any other and a spectacle of non-fiction filmmaking. Set in Williston, North Dakota, The Overnighters follows Jay Reinke, a […]

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Whiplash

Whiplash

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world of jazz drumming at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory music school brings us one of the most intense films in the hunt for an Academy Award this year, words that no one intended to ever read.  Brought to you by Damien Chazelle, Whiplash is an inspiring, thrilling, and captivating film that will leave hearts […]

It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Between 1932 and 1949, screenwriter Charles Brackett kept a diary of his everyday life working in Hollywood.  That diary has now been edited down to about 400 pages, chronically Brackett’s experiences during this tumultuous time in American and film history.  The book is largely focused on Brackett’s relationship with legendary writer/director Billy Wilder, who created […]

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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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Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

Godzilla To Return To Movie Theaters

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you mention the name Godzilla, most people know something about the original movie and those that followed. There are however, many facts about the Godzilla cinematic experience that many people don’t know. The original Godzilla film, called Gojira, was made in 1954 and was directed by film legend Ishiro Honda, who was influenced by the […]

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Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

Joe Sanders’ Best of 2014

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

2014 has been an interesting year for film.  Maybe not as strong a year as ’12 or ’13, but I feel pretty good about the following list.  Keep in mind that I haven’t seen certain critically acclaimed movies from this year, including Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and Selma.  That being said, here are the best movies […]

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FilmMonthly talks to Director Keith Purvis about his film, Travis and Tabitha.

FilmMonthly talks to Director Keith Purvis about his film, Travis and Tabitha.

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We had the privilege in conducting this interview with first-time filmmaker Keith Purvis, about his film, Travis & Tabitha. He’s currently in the midst of a Indiegogo campaign, in order to finalize the film about 20 somethings in the city of Chicago, as they find out about each other and themselves. FilmMonthly: What is your […]

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Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tusk is the first movie of its kind. Starting as a discussion piece on Kevin Smith’s podcast Smodcast, the writer/director/podcaster spun a hypothetical yarn after reading an internet ad that captured his imagination. This ad was from a person seeking a roommate, but on the condition that this roommate don a makeshift walrus costume once […]

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