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“Buster’s Mal Heart” Is A Beautiful, Trippy Sophomore Effort From Sarah Adina Smith

  In 2014, Sarah Adina Smith made a splash in the indie world with her directorial debut “The Midnight Swim”. It took just that one film for Smith to showcase her talent, in both writing and directing, and anno...
 
9.0
 
 
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“Gifted” Is A Touching, Heartfelt Drama

Back in 2009, Marc Webb directed one of the better relationship dramedies of the 21st century in “500 Days of Summer”. Since then, he has done a few music videos, some tv (including one of my favorite episodes of &#...
 
8.0
 
 
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“Personal Shopper” Is A Multi-Layered Independent Gem

After watching “Personal Shopper” — an erotic psychological thriller starring Kristen Stewart — it was obvious why Olivier Assayas won best director at the Cannes Film Festival. What he created is a comp...
 
8.0

 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
7.8
 
 
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Review: “Win It All” Doesn’t Have Anything To Say We Haven’t Already Heard

There are good movies, bad movies, and then the kind of movies that fall somewhere in the middle. This weird space for viewers where you’re left feeling indifferent. Those kind of movies are the hardest to review because ...
 
5.8
 
 
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Review: Netflix’s “The Discovery” Takes On the Afterlife

One of the biggest fears that is inherent in pretty much everyone is what happens to us after we die. No matter how bad this physical life we are currently living in gets, anything is better than the unknown. There have been mu...
 
7.8

 
 
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Review: “American Fable”

  The farming crisis of the 80s was devastating for many Midwestern families. losing their livelihoods, and in some cases committing suicide, farmers across America were suffering and their families were as well. In writer...
 
7.8
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore”

A real life experience inspired writer/director/actor Macon Blair’s newest film. When someone broke into his New York apartment and took items that belonged to him and his wife, Blair found out the process to catch the pe...
 
8.3
 
 
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Review: “Manchester By the Sea”

Problem solving, discretion, understanding, being effective without being intrusive, cleaning up other people’s excrement, no one wants this job. Or do they, what job is it? Father, brother, husband, Lee (played by Casey Afflec...
 
9.0

 
 
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Review: “The Founder” Does Not Shine A Good Light On Ray Kroc

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those that will hate Ray Kroc after watching this movie, and those that will respect him. “The Founder” makes sure to not blur the lines of whether or not he was a good g...
 
8.0