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The Reconstituted Cincinnati Film Society Heads 'Upstream'

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Steady buzz for the Cincinnati Film Society (CFS) reboot emerged from the underground thanks to recent screenings at the Northside Tavern, which have given way to a new collaboration with The Greenwich, scheduled to kick off in May with The Towering Inferno (screenings set for the first Thursday of each month).  

Band of Brothers

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In filmmaking, there’s always pressure, especially around one’s first feature. Ideally, you arc your career so that you can grow as a director with each film, raising your profile as you raise your game so that when you’re ready for your big break, you’ve put in the time and have the resume and scars to prove it.  

Danny Boyle Puts Us in a Nolan-esque 'Trance'

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
High-end art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) cues us in to the ins and outs of the security necessary to protect near-priceless works of art from the would-be thugs out there with enough “muscle and nerve” to dare to burst into an auction house and steal a painting.  

New DVD Set Tells Cinema's History

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Film history, like art history, has tended to be fairly academic — you take a class, which uses textbooks and screens key movies in full, and dryly study the high points of cinema, from the silent era to the arrival of digital effects.
  

'On the Road' with Garrett Hedlund

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Garrett Hedlund is going to be a star. The last time I felt this way about an actor in a less than stellar spotlight was after catching Heath Ledger in the double feature of 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight’s Tale.  

Harmony Korine Capures the Seedy Heat of Spring Break

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I’m willing to forgive you if, when you hear the title Spring Breakers, you just assume it’s the latest all-American Hangover-inspired teen sex and drugs party orgy with schlumby male leads eager to make a name for themselves as Risky Business types.  

The Passing of an Icon

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Edward I. Koch died on Feb. 1, 2013, the day Neil Barsky’s documentary Koch premiered beyond the festival circuit. Talk about timing.  

ReelAbilities Celebrates the Art of Ability and Experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ReelAbilities: Cincinnati Disabilities Film Festival (March 9-16, 2013), in its second year of programming, continues to offer alternative stories featuring performers and characters with disabilities actively and artfully engaged with mainstream society.  

The Roots of Jack and Those Beans

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
That tagline — “You don’t know Jack” — is going to be run into the ground over the course of the next week or so, as director Bryan Singer’s latest feature about a farmhand named Jack, some magic beans and an army of angry giants threatens to overtake the multiplexes.  

The Invisible Keep on Fighting

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two-time Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick wages a timely battle with this War, highlighting several soldiers, mainly female, but altogether these precious few are only a handful next to the thousands of cases of rape in the military (both reported and unreported) that occur every year.  

The First Fun Supernatural Teen Romance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By all accounts, authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have fashioned a more literate set of romantic teen stories, beginning with Beautiful Creatures, that traffic in the tried-and-true world of forbidden love between mortals and supernatural beings.   

Grumpy Old Warriors Shuffle off the Box Office Radar

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In The Last Stand, a few opening weekend masochists forced themselves to watch as Schwarzenegger’s small border town sheriff and a ragtag collection of kooky deputies fought against a supposedly elite extraction team seeking to transport a notorious racecar driving drug kingpin back across the border.  

Writer-Director Michael Haneke Puts Love to a Most Brutal Test

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Amour, the brave new film from Michael Haneke, is a story that speaks to the notion and philosophies espoused by Dr. Cornel West, in particular, his consideration of what it means to be human.  

DVD/Blu-Ray Highlights from Across the Spectrum for the Start of 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sometimes the true pleasure of a film, especially a documentary, is having the opportunity to bask in the presence of someone you wish you could invite into your home for dinner or head off on an epic road trip with.  

Jacques Audiard's New Drama Uncovers Wounded Souls in Harsh Conditions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Rust and Bone captures much of the dynamic between Ali and Stephanie without excessive dialogue; there are few situations where they feel the need to explain themselves. They are creatures of action, full of passion, which at times, results in unintended emotional carelessness.