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For Your Holiday Viewing Pleasure

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Most series wrap up or go on hiatus over the next couple weeks, making plenty of room for seasonal specials.
  

Simien’s Femmes Step Up in Their Latest Projects

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In Justin Simien's explosive dramedy Dear White People, the ladies ended up dominating the proceedings, seizing control of the film's fictional Ivy League campus and our imaginations.
  

Winter TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Look out for these new/returning seasons, series premieres and specials as the days get shorter and the temperature drops lower.  

In the Heart of the Sea

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Having staked his claim as a noted Academy Award-worthy filmmaker (Best Picture and Best Director on A Beautiful Mind along with nominations in both categories seven years later for Frost/Nixon), Ron Howard has ventured down a more eclectic pathway as of late.  

Chi-Raq

0 Comments · Friday, December 4, 2015
Teyonah Parris, seemingly ready for a full-on breakout after attracting attention last year in Dear White People, leads the charge in Spike Lee’s latest, a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata.  

Krampus

0 Comments · Friday, December 4, 2015
I may end up sounding a bit Scrooge-like, but there’s something deliciously intriguing in the premise of Krampus, a story about dissatisfaction among a dysfunctional family during the holiday season that results in the emergence of a Christmas demon.  

The Future of Art House Theaters and Film Festivals in the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
OTR has become a nationally recognized foodie destination, yet the amateur urban planner in me can’t help but wonder what this sector would look like with a film center to serve as a creative anchor.  

Netflix and Bill

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Bona fide cool guy Bill Murray has been spending some time in Cincinnati lately as his son serves as assistant coach to the undefeated Xavier men’s basketball team. With Murray always crashing the party, it’s only fitting that we kick off the holiday season by crashing one of his.  

Don't Look Back

1967; Not Rated (Criterion)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The opening sentences of The New York Times’ 1967 review of D.A. Pennebaker’s now-classic documentary Don’t Look Back read as follows: “It will be a good joke on us all if, in 50 years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry."
  

Best of Enemies

2015 (R) (Magnolia Pictures)

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Co-directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s engrossing documentary Best of Enemies focuses on Gore Vidal's and William F. Buckley Jr.'s battles during the ’68 conventions, which were broadcast live on ABC.   

‘Creed’ Spins Off into Its Own Glorious Orbit

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Right away, Ryan Coogler lets us know that we’re in good and special hands with Creed, his Rocky spinoff that arrives with not only the complete blessing of series creator Sylvester Stallone, but also with his quietly mesmerizing appearance as Rocky Balboa.  

Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Uncorked captures the stress, skill and excitement that goes into preparing for a test only about 8 percent of folks pass. The new series follows six sommeliers preparing for the 2015 Master exam, which means lots of flashcards, small competitions and endless bottles of vino.  

Brooklyn

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As a fundamental aspect of the American Dream, we remake ourselves, but we also redefine the meaning of home, too.   

The Good Dinosaur

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Pixar team imagines a world in which the asteroid that struck the Earth and created the extinction-level event that wiped out the dinosaurs never happened.  

Trumbo

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) sat among the elite in Hollywood — a top screenwriter in the 1940s — until he and others were arrested and blacklisted for their political beliefs.