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Panda-monium

Jack Black is the chosen one, again

Ok The CGI animated film has practically become old hat at this point, with countless productions from Pixar, DreamWorks, Fox, etc. over the years and no shortage of vehicles looming on the horizon. ... More

Feb. 03, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Distant Murmurs

Documentary sheds light on old conflict

Yay War. War never changes. Between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel fought a two-front war against the collected forces of Syria, Egypt and Jordan. ... More

Jan. 27, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Let Him Die!

Dirty Grandpa is just so very awful

Barf It’s hard to say for whom Dirty Grandpa is more embarrassing: Aubrey Plaza or Robert DeNiro.  ... More

Jan. 25, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Shenanigans and Goings-On

Sisterly love go awry

Ok Here’s the thing about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey: They’re great at what they do, and they’re not so great at what they don’t do. I know, I know, shocker! This was precisely my problem with Sisters.
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Jan. 13, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Fervor on the Red Carpet

Documentary looks at cult of celebrity and awards shows

Barf What do the gritty details of the OJ Simpson trial and the splendor of the red carpet have in common? Aside from being studded with celebrities and paparazzi, it might not seem like much.  Howe ... More

Jan. 25, 2016 by Anna Mae Kersey

Your Kung Fu Is Badath

Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen, together at last

Meh Kung Fu movies are awesome. When given the opportunity to review Ip Man 3, it’s advisable to jump-kick at the chance. Unfortunately, Ip Man 3 disappointed in everything but the Kung Fu department.
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Jan. 20, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Grizzly

DiCaprio serves up his own brand of mountain-side justice in González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'

Yay Whereas there are any number of standout western films that occupy the pantheon of filmmaking, there has been an almost unnoticeable resurgence in postmodern, cerebral storytelling within the genre ov ... More

Jan. 10, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Definition of Suspense

Documentary explores classic cinema bromance

Yay In 1966, French filmmaker François Truffaut, known primarily at the time for The 400 Blows, wrote to the acclaimed master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and invited him to discuss his entire body of cinematic work in great detail.
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Jan. 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Crime of the Century

The crash of 2008 is made plain in Adam McKay's new film

Ok What’s that old saying about how if you’re not pissed off, you’re not paying attention? Obviously, this sentiment rings especially true in America, where the rich literally steal from the poor, and we know and allow it.
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Jan. 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Wide Awake

JJ Abrams’ foray into the franchise is far better than we could have hoped for

Yay As Thursday wore on, SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen and I felt our Star Wars tickets burning holes in our respective pockets.
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Dec. 23, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Buckets of Blood on the Snow

Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' was worth the wait

Yay The Hateful Eight Filmgoers have been champing at the bit for The Hateful Eight—director Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film and second Western— since he announced it in 2013.
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Dec. 23, 2015 by Brianna Stallings

Thou Shalt Be King

The Scottish Film aims big and delivers

Yay It’s refreshing in this age of flashy big-budget flops to see an enormous film take on an intimidating subject and thrust a dagger of nearly perfect artistry through it.
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Dec. 16, 2015 by Lucas Iberico Lozada

What's Old is New Again

Paranoia surrounding technology isn't a modern invention

Yay It wouldn’t entirely make sense to call Dreams Rewired a documentary.
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Dec. 16, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Wonder-less

Reality TV meets Tuscan beekeepers, with disappointing results

Barf Ah, the world of foreign film, wherein we find ourselves nonplussed by societal pressures which practically dictate we must enjoy the work simply for its seemingly exotic nature.
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Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Stove by a whale of a film

Ron Howard’s latest soaks viewers in tons of stinking blubber

Barf “No right-minded sailor discards what might yet save him,” a first mate tells one of his desperate men after a month adrift at sea.
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Dec. 09, 2015 by Lucas Iberico Lozada
 

Morning Word: Rep. Espinoza Faces Ethics Complaint

Democratic Party says she used government resources to promote campaign for secretary of state

Morning Word The ethics complaint cites a radio program where Espinoza repeatedly directed listeners to her official, legislative website in order to get information about collecting petitions for her campaign and her contact information. ... More

Feb. 05, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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