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“Oklahoma City” Is A Harrowing and Poignant Documentary

April 1995. Oklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in the back of a Ryder Truck parked inside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building, killing 168 people; nine of which were children. He cited the events at Ruby Ridge an...
 
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“The Seven Five” Is An In-Depth Look At the Most Dangerous Cop In NY History

  I love when Netflix adds a lot of movies to its catalogue as I’m constantly looking for something I haven’t seen before. In recent years I’ve really gotten into the documentary scene: some of the storie...
 
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NSFW: “Skins” Is A Controversial Comedy With A Big Heart

A man sits in an all pink room, speaking to a nurse on a pink telephone. Tears stream down his face as he’s inquiring about his wife and if she’s given birth to their son yet. As he hangs up the phone, he knows he w...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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 ...
 
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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...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” (1988)

  If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you rented a lot of movies. The decade was chock full of great kid/family flicks that had me and my friends scanning the walls of the local Blockbuster Video, every weekend, for som...
 
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Review: “The Devil’s Candy” Starts Off Slow and Moves Into Ridiculousness

One of my favorite horror movies of all time is Sean Byrne’s “The Loved Ones”. I remember when my fiancee kept trying to get me to watch it and I kept opting for something else. Finally one day I surrendered t...
 
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Review: “Pitching Tents” Uses Movie Cliches but Doesn’t Rely On Them

We’ve seen the movie before: seniors in high school are about to graduate, they want one last hurrah before making decisions that will impact their lives forever, and the whole time they have to hide the big party from th...
 
6.5