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'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' Review

Yay Director Lonny Price (Company and 2001’s Sweeney Todd in concert) explores the complexities of the 1981 Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Kim Jones

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: Side Quests

Good news everyone—it rules!

Yay Now that we’re apparently going to get our Star Wars movies in annualized form, it’s only natural to question the validity of Rogue One

Friday, December 16, 2016 Alex De Vore

'The Eagle Huntress' Review: Fly, You Fools!

Documentary is breaking the ice, hunting the fox, sneaking into the boys’ club

Yay Forget Frozen. Just let it go. And ditch your heartbreak-turned-fury over the role sexism likely played in the recent presidential election.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'Stronger Than Bullets' Review: Songs of Revolution

The role of music during Gaddafi’s fall

Yay Filmmaker Matthew Millan explores Gaddafi's ban on music parallel to the Libyan revolution.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Alex De Vore

'The Lost City of Cecil B DeMille' Review

Yay Who wouldn’t love a film about a dismantled film set turned archaeological dig?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Kim Jones

'Arrival' Review

Yay Half the country is celebrating the arrival of an iconoclastic new leader, while the other half is gripped with despondency and even fear.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Neil Morris

'Moonlight' Review

Yay In a new work based on the previously unproduced screenplay In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) brings us a romantic drama fueled by self...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Kim Jones

'SEED: The Untold Story' Review: Beauty, Mystery, Danger

All part of the unfolding story of seeds

Yay “The diversity in our seed stock is as endangered as a panda or golden eagle or a polar bear right now.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'The Handmaiden' Review: A New Kind of Handjob

Oldboy director weirds us out all over again

Yay Korean director Chan-wook Park takes another twisted trip down the rabbit hole of bizarre familial relations and erotic intrigue with The Handmaiden.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Alex De Vore

Gimme Danger Review: Lust For Life

Jim Jarmusch tackles Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Yay Gimme Danger begins at the end. One ending, anyway, as Jim Osterberg—now much older but still in damn good shape—explains the events of 1973 from what appears to be his laundry room.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Alex De Vore
 
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Morning Word: It Just Might Be Crazy Enough to Work

Morning Word Udall suggested President Trump approach current justices who might soon retire and offer to appoint President Obama's pick for the court if they step down now. ... More

Feb. 28, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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