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The 10 Best Films of 2016 and Where to Find Them

By at January 2, 2017 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

The 10 Best Films of 2016 and Where to Find Them

Over the 17 years I've been reviewing films and compiling Top Ten lists, I've never had trouble identifying my favorite film of the year. Until 2016. Perhaps it was the persistent haze hovering over a painfully strange year in culture and beyond, but no movie pushed its way to the fore of my brain. That doesn't mean my top choice for 2016 isn't as worthy as other No. 1s more...

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Back in the DPRK: THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT Film Review

By at September 19, 2016 | 9:32 pm | 0 Comment

Back in the DPRK: THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT Film Review

3 / 5 stars Say what you will about the recently and ridiculously debated “death of film,” there’s no debate that the documentary is at an apex of sorts. From the near-flawless HBO library to the countless Netflix offerings (music and food a specialty), you can point a remote in any direction and likely hit a high-quality documentary. That’s raised the more...

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Sisters in Arms: TWINSTERS Film Review

By at July 9, 2016 | 4:50 pm | 1 Comments

Sisters in Arms: TWINSTERS Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier had no business ever knowing each other. One was a budding actress from New York, trying to make her way in LA; the other was raised in France, and studying fashion design in London. Sure, they could have bumped into each other at some point, but that was unlikely. Two young women from different worlds, except for one more...

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You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll: WE ARE TWISTED F*CKING SISTER Film Review

By at May 31, 2016 | 10:03 pm | 0 Comment

You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll: WE ARE TWISTED F*CKING SISTER Film Review

4 / 5 stars If you’re a regular Netflix viewer, no doubt you’ve noticed how well the streaming service is building out their catalog of music documentaries – hell, one film with their name on it, What Happened, Miss Simone?, was even nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar this year. Beyond the award-worthy, there are some surprising treasures in the Netflix more...

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