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Demanding More of ‘Words and Pictures’

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Back in the early aughts, Clive Owen starred in a series of promotional online shorts created by BMW called The Hire, where he played a mysterious driver with no name enlisted by powerful people to tackle jobs that required a certain skill set, particularly behind the wheel, that only he had.  

Streaming Series For Your Binge-Watch List

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
With Netflix’s recent premiere taking over blogs, social media and, likely, your computer or TV screen, Orange Is the New Black just might mean streaming is the new TV.  

The Fault in Our Stars

0 Comments · Friday, June 6, 2014
Young Adult fiction author (and Indianapolis native) John Green gets adapted here by screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (the writing and producing team behind The Spectacular Now  

Ida

0 Comments · Friday, June 6, 2014
A stark emotional honesty permeates Ida, the new release from Pawel Pawlikowski (The Woman in the Fifth), which is finally opening in our market. The film starts off at some point in the 1960s wi  

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Offers Indie Sensibilities with Studio Purse Strings

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 At one time, the title for Doug Liman’s new release was All You Need is Kill and it featured a raw 18-year-old military recruit sucked into a time-fractured narrative that had him reliving the same day on what seemed like an endless loop — a D-Day style attack on an alien outpost on the Normandy beachhead that concluded with great losses to the human forces.   

(Orange Is the New) Black Friday

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Jenji Kohan’s dark comedic take on the true story of Piper Kerman’s stint in a federal women’s prison was a runaway hit on Netflix in its 2013 debut. Now Orange Is the New Black is back (full season on Netflix Friday) with another 13 funny, disturbing and thought-provoking episodes.  

Maleficent

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
MALEFICENT — The movie poster for Maleficent features Angelina Jolie teasing audiences with the notion that this “fairy” tale will wander down a darker path than most of Disn  

A Million Ways to Die in the West

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST — All of the promotional efforts for A Million Ways to Die in the West alert us to the fact that the movie is “from the guy who brought you&nb  

Holocaust Aftermath Tests Faith in Festival Gem, 'Ida'

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Last year’s Toronto International Film Festival offered big ticket selections like Gravity and 12 Years a Slave that would go on to claim the lion’s share of the attention during the awards season; advance previews of titles like Don Jon, Prisoners and Rush seeking to grab some last minute buzz before their opening weekends...  

New AMC Drama Explores '80s Wild West of Tech

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
While HBO pokes fun at modern day tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, AMC’s newest drama gives viewers a look at the early-1980s “Silicon Prairie” with Halt and Catch Fire.  

Godzilla Is Coming! Run for the Theaters!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Cincinnati, we need to have a long overdue discussion. What do we do if Godzilla rampages through our city? Would the streetcar help in this scenario? Sure, a bit. Maybe it could stub Godzilla’s toe.  

Change the World 'For No Good Reason'

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
How often do we forget the real connection between journalism and art? The thread stitching the two together is honesty, and that is what documentary director Charlie Paul aims to capture in his first feature effort: the seams between world-changing reportage and the creative spirit unleashed.   

What the Heart Wants

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
This Sunday, HBO offers another look at the early AIDS crisis, also based on true events. The Normal Heart, adapted from Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play, explores the social, medical and political responses to an unknown disease attacking the gay population in early-’80s New York City.  

Belle

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Belle, the new film from Amma Asante (A Way of Life), traversed the festival circuit and gained a fortuitous release date, coinciding with the spectacularly public shaming of Los Angeles Clippers owne  

Chef

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 20, 2014
While I’m not sure many filmgoers this weekend will pick up on the delicious bit of counter-programming going on at their local theaters, those in the know should savor the appetizing idea of pittin