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In Theaters

Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

by Jake Kring-Schreifels Directed by Craig Johnson Starring Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Joanna Gleason & Ty Burrell The Skeleton Twins defies easy definition. Its stars, Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, the versatile and frequently hilarious Saturday Night Live alums, suggest a comedy. The story, about estranged twins with suicidal tendencies and family dysfunction, […]

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Review: ‘The Trip to Italy’

Posted August 15, 2014 by Jason Teich

Written and Directed by Michael Winterbottom Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon ‘The Trip to Italy,’ Michael Winterbottom’s sometimes-frothy, sometimes-meditative follow-up to his 2010 comedy ‘The Trip’ once again tantalizes viewers with sharp banter, decadent food, a breathtaking countryside, and unexpected moments of poignancy. The film is inevitably less fresh and original than its predecessor, […]

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Review: ‘Breastmilk’

Posted August 4, 2014 by Jason Teich

Directed by Dana Ben-Ari Find More Information on ‘Breastmilk’ – HERE First-time filmmaker Dana Ben-Ari’s empathetic documentary ‘Breastmilk’ shines an honest light on the modern experience of breastfeeding. The film is informative (did you know that, if given hormone injections and nipple-stimulation, a man can lactate?) but deftly avoids becoming a mere educational video by […]

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Review: ‘Child of God’

Posted August 1, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by James Franco Starring Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson & James Franco When the title card Child of God first appears, it’s stamped over a man that’s just been walloped by an axe to the head, writhing and growling in pain. His name is Lester Ballad and he embodies Cormac McCarthy’s eponymous […]

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Review: ‘Calvary’

Posted August 1, 2014 by David Teich

Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Dylan Moran John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’ opens on its hero—if a man who consistently fails to help people despite his best efforts can be called a hero—in a tight close-up within the dark, claustrophobic confines of a confessional booth. James Lavelle […]

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Review: ‘Happy Christmas’

Posted July 26, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Joe Swanberg Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Joe Swanberg & Lena Dunham Now Playing in Select Theaters That ‘Happy Christmas’ released on July 25th is ironic and also makes perfect sense. Christmas in July just seems like the fake holiday that writer-director Joe Swanberg would celebrate and improvise like […]

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