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'Maggie': Fighting the Dying of the Light

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Cultural fatigue looms over every frame of Maggie, the new release from director Henry Hobson and screenwriter John Scott 3, setting up a seemingly monumental obstacle for the newbie feature filmmaking team to overcome.   

The Struggle Is Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains.  

The D Train

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What does it say about our culture and society that we all seemingly automatically identify with the story of someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black) — a quintessential high school loser and memb  

Hope Bridge

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Filmed in and around Lexington and Lawrenceburg, Ky., Joshua Overbay’s second feature (following last year’s As It Is In Heaven) delves into questions of redemption as a high school student (Boo  

Hot Pursuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What starts out as a simple (minded) mismatched duo — a strict police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss — who end up going on a Texas-style road trip, l  

White God

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hungarian feature White God captures the story of Lili (Zsófia Psotta), a 13-year-old girl with a strong protective love for her dog Hagen, which gets put to the test when her father, unbeknownst  

Filmmaker Alex Garland Humanizes the Machine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland is a thoroughly modern writer, intent on probing our most human urges and the boundaries that lie beyond the present moment.  

Survival of the Averagest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things.  

Avengers: Age of Ultron

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) managed, in the first installment of Marvel’s heroic team-up, to exert his sure-handed command of multiple characters and fast-paced witty repartee in the   

Adult Beginners

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sometimes it is fun to watch performers who are recognizable for their supporting work in mainstream projects to go full indie, seizing the opportunity to play leads in films that, in actuality, a  

Desert Dancer

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In the midst of a governmental crackdown on dancing and a host of concerns involving Iran’s constant volatility on the political front, Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) bravely (some might argu  

The Age of Adaline

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
For more literary-minded moviegoers, the premise of The Age of Adaline might draw comparisons to novelist Pete Hamill’s Forever, which does not serve as the basis for the ABC television series of   

Ex Machina

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
Writer-director Alex Garland (writer-producer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine) engineers a film in Ex Machina that speaks to the astronomically escalating advances of technology and its impact on ou  

Little Boy

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
It seems like the scheduling team missed an opportunity with the release of Little Boy, from co-writer (with Pepe Portillo) and director Alejandro Monteverde (Bella), a story bathed in the endearing  

Monsters: Dark Continent

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
In Monsters (2010), Earth and its inhabitants struggled to deal with the aftermath of an alien invasion, which was concentrated in Central America, despite America and Mexico’s best efforts to