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Review: “The Love Witch” Is A Perfect Blend Of Style And Substance

  Writer/director/everything-in-between Anna Biller accomplishes more than a few impressive things, in her new film “The Love Witch”. Mixing her own witch’s brew of glorious Technicolor, wardrobe, and sco...
 
8.3
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Teenage Cocktail” Is Both a Sweet Love Story, and a Warning For the Internet Generation

  What starts out as a sweet, high school love story ends up taking some dark, violent turns in director John Carchietta‘s “Teenage Cocktail”. Masterfully avoiding stereotypes and blending genres, Carchie...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “Let’s Be Evil” Wants To Be More Than It is

Obesity, laziness, consumerism, and lack of education. According to “Let’s Be Evil”, these are things that the youth of America are facing these days and the film spends ten minutes talking about that and then...
 
4.0

 
 
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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...
 
8.0
 
 
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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
 
 
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Review: “If There’s A Hell Below” Makes Its Viewers Wait For A Pay Off That Doesn’t Exist

I’m always up for watching a slow-burn thriller. A slow-burn thriller that forgets to do anything with its story? That’s a horse of a different color. If you’re going to make me sit through an hour and a half ...
 
5.5

 
 
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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...
 
8.0
 
 
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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...
 
8.0
 
 
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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: 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