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Review: “Swiss Army Man” May Be the Weirdest Movie I’ve Seen

Hank (Paul Dano) is a man stranded on a desert island about to end it all; that is until the dead body of Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up ashore and begins farting. And so begins their journey together. Hank figures out that...
 
8.3
 
 
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Review: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

Taika Waititi is the most exciting voice, in comedy, today. From “Flight of the Concords” to “What We Do in the Shadows”, his work has supplied both moments of deeply touching emotion and riotous laughte...
 
8.5
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” (1988)

  “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” is the low budget brainchild of brothers Stephen and Charles Chiodo, and it is every bit as ridiculous as the title suggests. Colorful set pieces and elaborate clown outfits c...
 
6.5

 
 
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Review: “The Intervention”

  It is always an impressive feat, when a film perfectly balances emotional drama with comedy. Clea DuVall’s indie dramedy “The Intervention” does just that, and what makes the accomplishment even more im...
 
7.3
 
 
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Review: “Morris From America” Tells A Complete Story; Albeit At A Slower Pace

In a nutshell, “Morris From America” is a story about the difficulties that come with growing up, and the hardships of being a single parent trying to raise that growing child all by yourself. Add on the fact that M...
 
6.8
 
 
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Review: “Wiener-Dog” is Todd Solondz at his darkest

If you aren’t familiar, with the work of Todd Solondz, you could easily head into watching his new film “Wiener-Dog”, with the wrong expectations. Yes, the film features a cute little dachshund, but she is rea...
 
8.0

 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Tallulah”

Well, it appears that this is Ellen Page week, here at The Film Philosopher. This will be the third review, of a film starring Ms. Page, on the site, this week and given that she has become a versatile, well-rounded actress tha...
 
7.5
 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Rules of Attraction” (2002)

In 2002, my young, un-developed taste in movies meant that most of the comedies I enjoyed were of the “American Pie” variety. “Can’t Hardly Wait”, “Empire Records”, and “Dumb and ...
 
8.0
 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987)

  In the 80s, it didn’t take a lot to make a hit family film. There were a few key elements: 1) A heavy dose of comedy (preferably of the silly/physical variety), 2) A dastardly villain to root against, and 3) A lot ...
 
7.5

 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

A magician never reveals his secrets. Everyone knows this. If anyone finds out how these illusions are done, it ruins everything magicians have worked for; it brings down the curtain and ruins the surprise.  The same is true fo...
 
6.5