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Training Days: RESULTS Film Review

By at June 13, 2015 | 10:36 am | 2 Comments

Training Days: RESULTS Film Review

4 / 5 stars Defining Andrew Bujalski’s Results as a "romantic comedy" or "love triangle" seems appropriate at first. But the genre format doesn't hold, quickly dissolving in this tangled story of two health nuts and a rich slob. The dialogue inhabits its own space, with an originality that Hollywood writers either don’t use or don’t get. And little surprises more...

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Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

By at June 1, 2015 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

This weekend, a colleague asked the collective movie-critic world: What's the one Summer 2015 film you most want to see? My answer was fast. The Tribe. If film is supposed to entertain, enthrall and challenge in progressively inventive ways (oh, and it is, by the way), this Ukranian international award-winner is my pick. Just think, all those idiots who say they don't more...

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The French-Yiddish Connection: FELIX AND MEIRA Film Review

By at May 28, 2015 | 10:20 pm | 2 Comments

The French-Yiddish Connection: FELIX AND MEIRA Film Review

3 / 5 stars If movie love stories were ranked based on the oddity of their pairings, Felix and Meira would fall closer to Harold and Maude than the latest Nicholas Sparks tearjerker. The problem is director and co-writer Maxime Giroux might think the high concept is enough to keep our interest – yes, it’s intriguing, but it can’t hold up a movie on its own. more...

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Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

By at May 14, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 4 Comments

Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars After simmering in George Miller’s fertile mind for more than a decade, Mad Max: Fury Road powers onto the screen as the director’s masterpiece and then some. It's also the creative pinnacle of the entire genre of raging, car chase films. Within the film’s dry, barren, soulless landscape there exists an astounding level of detail – demented, more...

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