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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
 
 
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Review: “The Eyes of My Mother”

If there is one type of film that is guaranteed to peak my interest, it is a polarizing, independent horror. That is especially true when opinions on the movie differ, in large part, because of how dark or unsettling the themes...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “I Am Your Father” Is Another Piece To the Star Wars Story

Any fan of Star Wars is extremely aware of who David Prowse is. The British actor played Darth Vader in the three original Star Wars movies yet his face was never seen. At the end of the original trilogy, in Return of the Jedi,...
 
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Review: “Don’t Think Twice” Is An Honest Take On An Artist’s Life

Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” focuses on a New York City improv group who all have dreams of taking that next step in their career, even if that means leaving friends and relationships behind. The...
 
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Review: “Joshy” Surrounds the Drama of Its Story With Comedy and Emotion

While Jeff Baena’s “Joshy” boasts an ensemble cast of comedic actors, at no point does it feel like it was ever just going for the laughs. Instead, Baena starts off with a very harrowing scene and then keeps i...
 
7.3
 
 
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Review: “Come and Find Me” Is a Smart, Satisfying Thriller

  So, let’s say you meet someone. Eventually that someone becomes THAT someone, as you fall in love and move in together. Then… one day… they disappear without a trace, leaving you to wonder what happened...
 
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Review: The Netflix Original “Mercy” Has None On the Viewer

My fiancee and I have a rule in our house where every movie we start that we’re not entirely sure about we give the “ten minute test”. If it doesn’t catch our attention in the first ten minutes, or if it...
 
5.0
 
 
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Review: “Emotional Motor Unit”

I am always impresses at the ability, of well-made short films, to say something powerful in a small time frame. Director Adam Nelson (“Little Pieces”), with help from writer Xènia Puiggrós, accomplishes just that, ...
 
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Review: “Captain Fantastic” Should Be Mandatory Viewing For Everyone

Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his late wife decided to raise their six children in the wilderness, far away from the pressures of society and all of the things that come with it that promise to distract from truly learning the ways...
 
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Review: “Somnus” Falls Short of Being an Epic, Sci-fi Thriller

  “In the far reaches of our galaxy, a cargo vessel crash lands on an asteroid colonized by forgotten inhabitants with a dark past”. This was the intriguing description of “Somnus” at Amazon Video, ...
 
3.5