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The Trip to Italy (IFC Films, NR)

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Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:50

film the-trip_smThe most joyous scenes are when Rob Brydon is able to break the “Steve Coogan” character and reduce him to fits of laughter.

 

Frank (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:57

film Frank_75If you’re willing to suspend your critical faculties and allow yourself to enter the world of this film, it can prove to be quite a rewarding experience.

   

President Wolfman (Wild Eye Releasing, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:50

dvd President-WolfmanThis is the kind of film that would be lots more fun in the company of a bunch of tripping friends.

 

Fear in the Night/Quicksand! (Film Chest, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:44

quicksandQuicksand! is an efficient film noir for most of its length, and then becomes something else entirely, with a lot of unnecessary complications and a distinctly unbelievable ending.

   

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (The Weinstein Company, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 22 August 2014 13:07

film dame_75The film takes the vibrancy of the illustrated page and dulls it like a stone, the rough edges of which have been eroded away by thousands of years of ocean waves.

 

The Giver (The Weinstein Company, PG-13)

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Written by Megan Washausen Friday, 15 August 2014 01:13

The-Giver 75This film doesn’t have a leg to stand on compared to its genre competitors.

   

Land Ho! (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 15 August 2014 01:06

Land-Ho 75Land Ho! is not the film you want it to be.

 

Calvary (Fox Searchlight Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 15 August 2014 00:54

Calvary 75It’s hard to find fault in and feels fresh, and makes a name for itself in what has already been a good year for movies.

   

The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate, PG-13)

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Written by Sean Lass Friday, 15 August 2014 00:43

Expendables-3 75The Expendables 3 is probably the closest the series has gotten to being a real movie.

 

Around the Block (Cinedigm Entertainment, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:39

Around-the-Block 75Around the Block succeeds at the level of a Lifetime movie.

   

Fantasia 2014: Report #11

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:29

Into-the-Storm 75In truth, I enjoyed watching Into the Storm, but if judged by the standards of a conventional feature, it falls far short of its own pretensions.

 

Rich Hill (Picture Motion, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:33

film rich-hill_sm2It brings you into these three boys’ lives, both as a mirror into your own, as well as performing as what Roger Ebert called an “empathy machine.”

   

Phantom of the Paradise (Scream Factory, PG)

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Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:29

dvd phantomThe overall experience of the film is so wonderfully weird and unique that you really just have to see it for yourself.

 

Fantasia 2014 | Report #10

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:26

filmfest fantasia_75Frank is hilarious and sweet and more than a little odd, but definitely succeeds on its own terms.

   

Fantasia 2014 | Report #9

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:22

filmfest fantasia_75A period PSA, a fist with a red slash over it (seriously), was followed by an announcement that any type of sexual behavior was strictly forbidden.

 

Diagram for Delinquents (Sequart, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 06 August 2014 21:02

Wertham noticed that many of the young people who came to his Harlem clinic read comic books, and leapt to the conclusion that the comics had corrupted them. The fact that most American kids at the time also read comics didn’t seem to occur to him.

 

   

Fantasia 2014 | Report #8

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 03 August 2014 00:00

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Anomalous events continue to pile up—Drouin’s cat dies mysteriously (although perhaps it was just horrified by his strange taste in interior decoration and fondness for knitted neckties—this film is a real time capsule of bad 70’s style)...

 
 

Fantasia 2014 | Report #6

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00

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It’s a crime drama set in Capetown’s Cape Flats, a part of the city that originally served as a sort of dumping ground for mixed race (“coloured”) people during the apartheid era, when they were forced out of areas designated as whites-only.

 
   

Fantasia 2014 | Report #7

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00

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The movie was great also: it’s side-splittingly hilarious but also has a heart, and was a surprise hit in Korea.

 
 

Fantasia 2014 | Report #5

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00

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Starry Eyes is not a terribly original film, and it was clearly made on the cheap, but it’s creepy and funny and would be great as a midnight movie.

 
   

Boyhood (IFC Films, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:41

boyhood 75This is one film that needs to feel dated as a means to feeling timeless, and it succeeds.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:27

guardians sqNot all superhero movies have to be dour and self-serious, after all, so the comedic tone here made me like it all the more.

   

Fantasia 2014 | Report #3

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:06

filmfest fantasia_75Director Benny Chan has a gift for setting action sequences in realistic locations, from the Thai forest to the crumbling apartment blocks of Hong Kong to a luxury restaurant in Macau.

 

Fantasia 2014 | Report #4

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:06

filmfest fantasia_75Tickets to a concert featuring a classical trio with boy-band looks play a key role in the story.

 
   

Fantasia 2014 | Report #2

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:03

filmfest fantasia_75Giovanni’s Island is a particularly interesting film because most of the story concerns what happens to people after a war is over, as opposed to focusing on the war itself.

 

Brad Schiff | Animation as a Social Act

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:03

schiff 75“A lot of animators, especially CG animators, I find are a little bit more introverted. Stop-mo, we’re a slightly different breed, you know?”

   

Winter in the Blood (self-released, NR)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:12

film winter-in-the-blood_75Rene Haynes’s great cast gives the film much-needed charisma; the beautiful panoramas of northern Montana give it even more depth.

 

Fantasia 2014 | Report #1

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 28 July 2014 09:45

filmfest fantasia_75You might say the Japanese anticipated the current craze for dystopian YA literature, but made their dystopias much more extreme than anything the American market would bear.

   

A Most Wanted Man (Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:58

film most-wanted-man_75Like the other le Carré adaptations, the film can be somewhat convoluted, but for once it is also engaging enough to make going back to it not seem like a chore.

 

And So It Goes (PG-13, Clarius Entertainment)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:50

film and-so-it-goes_75And So It Goes is possibly the most trite and insipid movie in recent years with the singular mission of capturing box office dollars from AARP members.

   

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (First Run Features, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:43

film evergreen_75It is well done and well worth seeing if you have any interest in either pot or the political process.

 

Shark Collection (Inception Media Group, NR)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:39

dvd shark-collectionAs usual, humans are the main cause for the shark’s terrifying reputation.

   

Gangster (Inception Media Group, NR)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:32

dvd gangsterFerris’s story, filled with drugs, stabbings, shootings, blindings, and other sickly violence, defines him as one of the most feared gangsters in history.

 

Hidden Kingdoms (BBC Earth)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 21 July 2014 13:49

dvd hidden-kingdomsThis pint-sized view of the wild has not been shown very often, and certainly not up close and personal, as it appears here.

   

Wish I Was Here (Focus Features, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 18 July 2014 10:03

film wish-i-was-here_smThere are still glimmers of talent as a writer-director here, but they’re much fewer and further between than they were in Garden State.

 

Sex Tape (Sony Pictures Releasing/Columbia Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:43

film sex-tape_smMidway through, the film turns sex-negative rather than -positive, effectively stomping on everything that was making it work in the first place.

   

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