27 April 2017

Tear Jerked: Gifted

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Gifted is the very definition of a tear jerker – its every line is meant to either enhance the tears that are to come or layer on the tears once …

06 June 2016

Hello, Hello, My Name is Doris

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What an odd, delightful treat this movie proved to be. Under-promoted to the point of near obscurity despite a name-packed cast, this Michael Showalter dramedy sneaks up on you. There …

17 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014

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I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come …

26 December 2014

A Requiem for Robin

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It’s unbelievable that The Angriest Man in Brooklyn exists- that it was made when it was made by the people who made it. It’s unbelievable that this was one of …

21 December 2014

About Alex & The Great Undervaluation of TV Artists

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A cast of some of TV’s most wonderful people populates About Alex, the debut feature from Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick. A dramedy about college friends reunited by tragic, awkward circumstances, …

17 October 2014

Watch Two Night Stand to Fall in Love with Miles Teller

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… that’s an order. I mean it. If you let awards-ready Sundance hit Whiplash go to wide release without already knowing and loving the work of one of the best young …

09 October 2014

Been Here Before: This Is Where I Leave You

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It appears that going back home for a funeral is still the best way to find love and experience a journey of self-discovery. Dating back to classic films like The …

07 October 2014

See This: The One I Love

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This is a Cabin in the Woods-type movie. I don’t mean a riveting and inventive take on the horror genre (though it is, in some ways, that too; sort of), …

20 September 2014

Wit, Heartbreak, and a Background in Comedy

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The Skeleton Twins is both incredibly witty, heartbreaking, and one of my favorite films of the Year, so far! If you asked me over the years which generation of Saturday …

24 August 2014

Jon Favreau’s Chef

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Much like the Cubanos and three-cheese Paninis created throughout the film, Chef warms the soul like a favorite comfort food. The underlying story of the film revolves around reuniting a …

10 April 2014

My Cinematic 2013: Part X (Honorable Mention)

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I saw 90 movies in 2013… if you’ve read any of the previous 9 entries in this Cinematic 2013 series (which you absolutely should have), you’ve heard this whole spiel …

31 July 2013

A Blast from the Past Built to Last

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Remember those 80’s and 90’s summer vacation movies with everlasting humor? The ones with parents chilling out by the beach, acting like children, and children entering adulthood; the ones that …

08 July 2013

Got Some Fances Ha In You?

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She is clumsy, impulsive, irrational, indecisive, and forgetful. She is a 27, “looks older, but not grown up.” She is open and friendly with men, but she labels herself as: …

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