Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)
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Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)

2014 was a pretty lackluster year in entertainment media. I say that now even though the year isn’t over and I have not seen every…

“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)
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“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)

It a premise that you have heard before: a young pop princess who is constantly asked to succumb to the hypersexual and fame-whoring demands of…

Five Reasons Why “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)” is a Very Good Movie
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Five Reasons Why “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)” is a Very Good Movie

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance is such a good movie that it really shouldn’t have been.   It’s story of an actor tying to…

“Before the Last Curtain Falls” (2014): Life is a cabaret ol’ chum so come to the Cabaret (Review)
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“Before the Last Curtain Falls” (2014): Life is a cabaret ol’ chum so come to the Cabaret (Review)

Before the Last Curtain Falls (or Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt) is a film that documents the final show of renowned Belgian cabaret Gardenia, a…

RIFF “The Culture High” (2014): A Fun Bit of Weed Propaganda (Review)
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RIFF “The Culture High” (2014): A Fun Bit of Weed Propaganda (Review)

The debate about the legalization of marijuana is a difficult subject which many people are not willing to touch in public with a ten-foot pole. It’s…

RIFF: “The Babadook” (2014): Slow and Steady Scares You Most (Review)
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RIFF: “The Babadook” (2014): Slow and Steady Scares You Most (Review)

The loss of a loved one and the grief that comes there after can be difficult for a lot of people, some can get over…

RIFF: “Force Majeure” (2014): One Awkward Vacation (Review)
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RIFF: “Force Majeure” (2014): One Awkward Vacation (Review)

Like director Ruben Östlund’s previous film, Play, Force Majeure (Turist) is not an easy film to watch (though still not nearly as uncomfortable) and open to…

RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)
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RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

Art and Craft tells the story a man named Mark Landis. Landis is a very peculiar man, a diagnosed schizophrenic who live alone in his…

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