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Movie Review: ‘It Follows’

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It stinks. Read More »

SXSW Film Reviews: ‘The Diabolical’ and ‘Roar’ – Learning from Mistakes with Tipi Hedren and Ali Larter

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Film fans and writers we can learn something from other people’s mistakes, for example, the SXSW screenings of 'The Diabolical' and 'Roar.' Read More »

SXSW – Summing Up

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SXSW consists of over 3000 events, including 150 movies. I didn't quite make it to all of them. Read More »

HBO Documentary and ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ CD/LP Collection Mark 100th Birth Anniversary of Frank Sinatra

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A new documentary tells Sinatra's story through archived interviews and commentary from friends and family; the new collection 'Ultimate Sinatra' is packed with key recordings from Sinatra's recording career. Read More »

Athena Film Festival Review: ‘Dukhtar’

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In a remote village in Pakistan, tribal customs prevail. Where blood lets blood, the killings must continue unless a sacrificial truce brings the warring clans together. Leader Tor Gul who is in his 60s has decided upon an offering that will keep the peace. He will marry Daulet Kahn's 10-year-old daughter Zainab. When mother Allah Rakhi discovers her daughter's proposed marriage, she considers her own repressive child marriage to Daulet Kahn. She has a choice to make: allow the marriage following tradition or escape with Zainab over the mountains risking her life. Read More »

SXSW Movie Review: William F. Buckley, Asteroids and Al Qaeda

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SXSW presents three documentaries: "Best of Times," "They Will Have to Kill Us First," and "Disaster Playground." Read More »

My Top 6 Most Anticipated Films at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

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This is what you will likely find me watching this weekend Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘Manglehorn’ – Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, and a Cat

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Most movies are the merging of technology and short stories, novels or sagas. Manglehorn is technology merged with a poem. It is the story of a locksmith who has lost the love of his life because of something he has done and lives in self-imposed isolation. Manglehorn has constructed a cocoon of memories and fantasies, keeping his son, a former protégé, and the hope of new love at arm’s length. Read More »

SXSW: TV Review – Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless Get Creepy in ‘Mr Robot’ and ‘Salem’

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Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless were on hand at SXSW 2015 to explain just why they are so creepy. Not, personally, of course, but in their new roles. Slater in the new sci-fi series Mr. Robot (SXSW Audience Award Winner – Episodic) premiering on USA Network. Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus) joins the cast of WGN America's Salem for its second season. Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and ‘Love and Mercy’

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Two remarkable biographies premiered on the screens of SXSW this year. 'The Last Man on the Moon,' profiling Astronaut Gene Cernan, and 'Love and Mercy,' which brings us into the life of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Read More »