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Tracking the Heavenly Sounds in Brian Wilson’s Head

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
While riding the waves during a recent screening of Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy — the new biopic exploring two significant periods in the life of Brian Wilson, the studio wizard behind the Psychedelic Pop symphonic sound of The Beach Boys — I experienced a subtle yet momentarily surprising disconnect.   

The Remake Guidelines

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Recently I caught myself having an out-of-body experience. In the midst of a heated discussion about a new release — Gil Kenan’s completely unnecessary Poltergeist — I blurted out that Hollywood should stop producing remakes.  

Lower Price Hill in Focus

Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation.  

Does Debating a 'Good Kill' Make for a Good Movie?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.

Mad Max: Fury Road

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 The post-apocalyptic wasteland as only George Miller has ever dared to present it gets a gloriously violent reboot. Miller brings back his signature antihero, the original road warrior Max R  

Pitch Perfect 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Despite concerns for my own credibility, I find that I must let it be known that I was a huge fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The rise of the Barden Bellas, in particular the quietly alterna  

'Lambert & Stamp': Sign of the Changing Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The birth of the DIY movement, it could be argued, arrived when Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert stumbled upon each other and discovered their shared dream of becoming filmmakers.   

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