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Blu-ray Review: The Mo Brothers’ ‘Killers’ (2014)

Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto, The Mo Brothers, The Raid, Killers, Sundance, Sundance Film Festival, Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara

"Killers" is worth the wait: a recommended release for those who can stomach it. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Soft Skin’ – The Criterion Collection

THESOFTSKIN

A grand film to study and enjoy. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Effie Gray,’ Starring Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson

'Effie Gray,' Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Richard Laxton,

Effie Gray lived a fairy-tale marriage with celebrated art critic John Ruskin. But despite the glittering world of high society, wealth and a sumptuous estate, she was miserable and became more and more afraid. Read More »

Blu-ray Reviews: ‘My Girl’ and ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ Mastered in 4K

Troop Beverly Hills, Shelley Long, Sony Pictures, Mastered in 4K, Macaulay Culkin

Sony remasters some family favorites in 4K: "My Girl," and "Troop Beverly Hills." Read More »

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 »

Athena Film Festival Review: ‘Dukhtar’

Salmeim Mumez, Afire Fohho, 'Dukhtar,' Pakistan, child marriages, 2015 Athena Film Festival

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 »

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: 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 »