What should I be doing instead of this?
 
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Desperation Drives ‘Green Room’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the need to burden them with cluttered backstories.   

‘Miles Ahead’ of Traditional Biopic Conventions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Miles Ahead, the new film from multi-hyphenate Don Cheadle, captures Miles Davis a little more than a decade from his final days, but there’s a very real sense of the fragility, both physically and psychologically, that plagued him toward the end.   

‘Demolition’ Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Davis looks like a master of the universe with every single piece of the American Dream bought and paid for thanks to the exploitation of generations before him. Life — his life — is perfect, because he gets to believe the illusion that his hard work has made it all possible. But what does he know?  

A Quirky Degree of Visibility

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I have always appreciated the fullness of life that I could glimpse in others, especially women of a certain age. Experience might have been the more important characteristic. Age was merely the obvious signal I could recognize at a glance.  

What Happened to the Legacy of Nina Simone?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
I had been putting off watching the Academy Award-nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? by Liz Garbus (Love, Marilyn), and I couldn’t justify why.  

How Big Is Gerard Butler?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
It’s a legitimate question to ask as we prepare to enter the second consecutive weekend of major mainstream releases featuring the Scotsman.   

Still Running the Tragic American ‘Race’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Race documents the powerful legacy of the accomplishments of Jesse Owens, the black Olympic athlete (and Ohio native) who challenged the notion of Aryan supremacy espoused by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympic Games.  

Protecting ‘Son of Saul’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Walking the path of another and gaining a different perspective gets lauded often. Film sometimes allows for an uncomfortably literal approximation of this notion.  

Better to Be Alone in ‘Mojave’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Everything is so literal, brother, in the world of screenwriter-director William Monahan (Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Departed) out here in Mojave.   

Encounters of 'The 4th' Kind

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Andre Hyland boasts a substantial online following through his sketch-comedy character Jesse Miller — dude loves Monster Energy drinks and button-up shirts with tribal flame designs — but that’s not what has people buzzing about the Cincinnati native nowadays.   

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