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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

 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Hard Candy” (2005)

We’ve seen it before — the cat-and-mouse thriller — but never done quite as effectively as “Hard Candy”. The first feature film from director David Slade and screenwriter Brian Nelson, “Hard ...
 
7.8
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: ‘A Pigeon Sat On A Branch’ Is Existential Gold

Life is nothing but a series of small moments that connect together to create a larger picture, and Roy Andersson depicts this beautifully in the third installment of his “living” trilogy (‘Songs From the Seco...
 
7.5
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Darkness On the Edge of Town”

When Cleo’s estranged sister, Sophie, is murdered in a public restroom, she will stop at nothing to bring the attacker to justice. While she puts herself in dangerous situations and takes her anger and sadness out on anyo...
 
7.0

 
 
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Review: “The Survivalist” Is A Tense, Slow-Burning Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

In a world where starvation is the main threat to existence, those that are still alive will do everything they can to get their hands on anything resembling food. Our main protagonist, The Survivalist (McCann), has lived on a ...
 
7.8