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Review: “Jackie”

  JFK was the first president in what has become an irrepressable era of media involvement in our American life. Notably winning the first televised debate against Nixon in the opinion of viewers, while losing said debate ...
 
8.0
 
 
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Review: “Patriots Day” Feels Like A Bland Report On What Happened In Boston

April 15, 2013. A horrific day in our Nation’s history that doesn’t feel removed enough to make a film about, but here one is, going through the events of the Boston bombings and giving us brief glimpses into the li...
 
6.5
 
 
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Review: “Silence” Isn’t Your Typical Scorsese Film And That’s Okay

  Martin Scorsese has made some of the greatest films in American History: Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Gangs of New York, Casino, Goodfellas, and many more. A common theme through a lot of his films are tough guys that get ...
 
8.5

 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Teenage Cocktail” Is Both a Sweet Love Story, and a Warning For the Internet Generation

  What starts out as a sweet, high school love story ends up taking some dark, violent turns in director John Carchietta‘s “Teenage Cocktail”. Masterfully avoiding stereotypes and blending genres, Carchie...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “La La Land” Brings the Musical Back To the Big Screen

I’m going to be honest with you right up front: I wanted to find something about this movie I didn’t like. It’s not that I have anything against Ryan Gosling or Emma Stone, I have no ill will towards writer/di...
 
8.0
 
 
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Review: “Leftovers” Hits Hard In Its 12 Minutes

Let’s get one thing straight right now: I love short films. I love short films, short stories, short songs; anything that can encapsulate strong feelings and emotion in such tight parameters. It’s interesting to me ...
 
7.8

 
 
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Review: “Always Shine” Is Further Proof That Director Sophia Takal Is An Important, Emerging Talent

  If Sophia Takal’s directorial debut film “Green” showed hints of her being an up-and-coming talent to watch out for in the future, her second film “Always Shine” cements her as one of indepe...
 
8.0
 
 
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Review: “Nocturnal Animals” Is A Brutal and Captivating Film

“Nocturnal Animals” boasts dueling storylines that both could have served as their own film but come together to tell one large-scoped story that proves sometimes life imitates art and art can sometimes hit too clos...
 
9.3
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation Review: “White Girl”

The effectiveness a film has on it’s audience largely depends on the audience members’ ability to relate to the subject matter. If you have been in the military, odds are films like “Saving Private Ryan”...
 
7.3

 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

  There is not a whole lot I can say, about Frank Capra’s timeless classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”, that hasn’t been said a hundred or so times before. Odds are most of you, like me, grew up w...
 
8.0