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A Kid-Level Roar: BEARS Film Review

By at September 9, 2014 | 9:19 pm | 0 Comment

A Kid-Level Roar: BEARS Film Review

3 / 5 stars When Disney resurfaced its deep legacy of nature-related documentaries about seven years ago, it was a noble, admirable pursuit. Not only does the effort add family-friendly G-rated films into theaters (always a good thing), but it also gives a deep nod to Walt himself, who adored nature shorts and produced many for his TV audience in the 1950s and 60s. The more...

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A Team with Balls: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL Film Review

By at August 25, 2014 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment

A Team with Balls: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars Every generation loves to wax poetic about the good ol' days, especially when it comes to professional sports. Just ask your pop or uncle: It was a simpler time. The boys played for the love of the game. You could relate to the players. Sure, time plus sentimentality can play with one's memory, but with every media mention of Lebron James and Alex more...

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Going, Gone, Gondry: MOOD INDIGO Film Review

By at July 28, 2014 | 11:34 pm | 0 Comment

Going, Gone, Gondry: MOOD INDIGO Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars The films that Michel Gondry is best known for, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind, may have magic in their margins but they possess true emotion at their center. No matter how ridiculous or fantastical, these two wonderful films are really about human connections, built, destroyed and sometimes erased. Mood Indigo, coming a decade more...

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Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

By at July 13, 2014 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars While continuing to write and direct his low-key films at an unusually rapid (sometimes unbelievable) pace, Joe Swanberg has managed something a little unexpected – he’s matured. As with many of his previous warts-and-all efforts, in Happy Christmas, the 32-year-old inserts an interloper into an established setting (Nights and Weekends, Uncle Kent, more...

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