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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: “The Girl With All the Gifts” Is a Fresh, New take on the Zombie Sub-genre

  It is far from easy, to create a zombie movie that feels original these days. The genre has been done to death, and more often than not the results are ho-hum at best. In director Colm McCarthy’s “The Girl Wi...
 
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Review: “The Deja Vuers” Is A Quirky, Fun Short Film

In this comedic short film, a man named Chuck (Kris Salvi) sees a woman (Christie Devine) in a park that he had a dream about before he even knew who she was. In his dream, she was sitting on a park bench, enjoying a fruit cock...
 
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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 ...
 
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Review: Netflix Original “Coin Heist” Forgets To Deliver Any Kind Of Message

When I was a kid, movies that were aiming for my demographic usually had a message they wanted to get across: nothing is more important than family, sometimes being yourself is the most powerful weapon, your imagination can cre...
 
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Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2016

  We all know that 2016 was a rough year. It wasn’t all bad though. 2016 was another fantastic year for film going. That was especially true in the indie film world, where some of the better movies in recent memory s...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “Die Hard” (1988)

  At a time when big blockbuster action movies were exploding onto the big screen faster than machine-gun fire, “Die Hard” emerged as one of the very best of its kind. It was a huge success both critically and ...
 
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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...
 
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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