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Amanda Sinasac

The historical drama champions the real-life commitment of interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving. It boasts calm, tender performances from both Edgerton and Negga, set against the sweeping landscapes of rural Virginia. more

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Lively adventure comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, is writer and director Taika Waititi’s film adaptation of the Barry Crump novel, Wild Pork and Watercress. more

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Despite weak effort to shoehorn depth into the barely-there plot, the narrative remains ultimately lightweight. Does that mean the film isn’t worth watching? Not necessarily. more

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Green Room is just as tense and grisly as its predecessor, but unlike Blue Ruin, this gripping horror-thriller never, ever drags. more

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On paper, the film has all the potential to be a total flop. Thankfully, the admittedly cliché boy-meets-girl storyline is salvaged by smart writing and perfect casting. more

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This pedestrian attempt at social commentary falls flat. Subkoff’s effort to attach shame to the adaptation of social platforms into our lifestyles is confusing, overdone and regressive. more

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Tangerine is a no holds barred peek into the everyday lives of individuals often ostracized and overlooked by mainstream society. more

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Before committing to the entire film, I watched a trailer and even skimmed a few reviews on Gaspar Noé’s latest, Love. None of these indicated to me that it was an erotic film, though in hindsight they probably should have. more

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For days I avoided Blackstar, mostly out of fear. Fear that the album would somehow disappoint, or that it would be too emotionally taxing to get through in one sitting. Post-listen I can tearfully confirm that the latter is almost true. more

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Goodnight Mommy is among the darkest and most unnerving horror flicks I’ve seen in recent years. Those of light constitution should probably consider this a warning. more

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Having previously enjoyed the comedic stylings of Kristen Wiig, the film seemed right up my alley. Unfortunately, the reality failed to live up to the hype. more

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So you’ve waited until the last possible second to do your holiday shopping, for what’s probably the fifth year in a row. With the help of this guide to awesome and 100% local last minute gift ideas, your friends and family will never know. more

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People Places Things, while easy to digest, is still a smart and well executed film. The plot never demands deep contemplation or delivers profound meaning. Instead, this decidedly lightweight comedy earns merit from its candid, relatable nature. more

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I’ve never condoned use of the term “chick flick.” To me, it suggests a collection of low grade cultural products reserved solely for women. This supposed genre usually comprises flimsy love stories with little plot or substance. more

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Amanda Sinasac

The bar’s large windows are cloaked in long, dark curtains during off hours, and no obvious signage announces its presence; a handpainted sign hides inside the shadowy doorway. more

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