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Throwback Thursday Review: “Obsession” (1976)

Trivia Question: What do the following movies all have in common? (in no particular order) “Taxi Driver”, “Rocky”, “The Omen”, “King Kong”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, &...
 
7.0
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)” Is An Anti-cautionary Tale About Teen Sex

Teenage sexuality is not a new topic, in the world of movies. It has been portrayed harshly in films like “Kids” and “It Felt Like Love”, and humorously in “American Pie” and other films of t...
 
7.0
 
 
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Review: “I Am Not A Serial Killer” Is A Slice Of Indie Films At Their Best

Every so often a film comes along that you haven’t heard much about but that surprises you with how original and good it is. “I Am Not A Serial Killer” is one of those movies. Getting a relatively unknown cast...
 
7.3

 
 
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Review: “The Neon Demon” Is Original and Beautiful; But That May Not Be Enough

Nicolas Winding Refn consistently gives us films that are beautiful to look at, slower in pace, and go so far against the conventional that you can’t help but respect them. This does not always mean that you will love eve...
 
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: “Imperium” Boasts Strong Acting but Rushes Through Story

Daniel Radcliffe plays the part of Nate Foster; an excited yet misunderstood FBI agent who is dying to get his first real taste of action. When Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette) gets her first look at how he deals with a would-be ...
 
7.3
 
 
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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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Review: “Into the Forest” offers a more tender, realistic take on the post-apocalyptic thriller

  How many different takes have we seen, on life, after the end of the world? Zombies, Aliens, Cannibalistic biker gangs, nothing but water and a crazy Dennis Hopper… We’ve seen it all. Well maybe not. Thanks t...
 
7.3