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TV Review: ‘Marco Polo

Posted December 17, 2014 by Jason Teich

‘Marco Polo,’ Netflix’s shiny new epic, may not live up to the lofty, unfair “Game of Thrones” comparisons foisted on it by the media. But the young property, created by showrunner John Fusco, still gets a lot right in its eminently watchable, dramatically flawed first season. “Marco Polo” is easily Netflix’s most ambitious production to […]

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In Theaters

Review: ‘Wild’

Posted December 14, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee Starring Reese Witherspoon,Thomas Sadoski & Laura Dern The first sound you hear in Wild is a heavy panting. It’s the kind that suggests the woman, Cheryl Strayed, who soon appears to us in the middle of hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, is engaged in something other than hiking. This […]

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Review: ‘La Lotería’

Posted December 8, 2014 by Mildred Vargas

As Augusto Ramirez (Ismael Cruz Cordóva) sits in a Dominican airport waiting to board a plane in Shahir Daud’s short film ‘La Lotería,’ he contemplates his three biggest regrets: A lost bet that led to an embarrassing tattoo, a revolting kiss with a pukey American tourist…and finally, the remorse he feels at this very moment. […]

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Review: ‘Reach Me’

Posted November 25, 2014 by Jason Teich

Written & Directed By John Herzfeld Starring Danny Aiello, Tom Berenger, Lauren Cohan, Kevin Connolly, Terry Crews, Cary Elwes, Kelsey Grammer, Omari Hardwick, Elizabeth Henstridge, Thomas Jane, Ryan Kwanten, Nelly, David O’Hara, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, Sylvester Stallone, Danny Trejo Now Playing in Select Theaters & VOD John Herzfeld’s tonally confused, hopelessly convoluted ‘Reach Me’ explores […]

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Guest Reviews

Review: ‘Amor Crónico’ 

Posted November 23, 2014 by Guest Writer

Directed by Jorge Perugorría, Starring CuCu Diamantes, Andrés Levin, Adela Legra and Liosky Clavero. Now Available on DVD, VOD and Digital Acclaimed Cuban singer CuCu Diamentes, a New York City transplant since her college days, recently returned to her home country to perform in cities across the nation. It was the first time in history […]

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In Theaters

Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

Posted November 20, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Bennett Miller Starring Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffallo, Siena Miller & Vanessa Redgrave In Theaters Friday, November 21, 2014 Foxcatcher, the hauntingly quiet new film from Bennett Miller, is about wrestling just as much as what wrestling is about: power, physicality, and isolation. The story is strange and grows stranger. […]

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