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Local Filmmaker Has Lived 'The Trap'

Joe Prather Campbell PHOTO: TOM SPAROUGH

It’s not often that a story in a press release strikes such a personal chord, but a recent message sent by Tom Sparough about this Sunday’s local premiere of The Trap — a new film by writer, director and star Joe Prather Campbell — gave me pause. 753 more words

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The 2017 Big Lens Film Festival

THE ANNUAL STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE GETS BIGGER AND BRIGHTER

By T.T. Stern-Enzi

Photo: Ian Ashwell and Leah Byrd (right) in the web series ‘Hot & Bothered,’ written and directed by Byrd… 719 more words

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Ongoing Spotlight - April 24, 2017

UNFORGETTABLE [R] D

The genius of movies like “Unforgettable” lies in an awareness and embrace of the inherent trashiness of the premise. You have to surrender to the gloriously soapy excesses of pitting characters against one another in situations that regular folks in the cheap seats can laugh at out loud without shame or remorse. 125 more words

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The Mystery Injury

So, little MPB has a swollen eye.  At first we thought maybe it was the start of pink eye.  But then when he woke up the next morning and it was completely bruised, not pink.  519 more words

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'Free Fire' Is All About the Ricochet

Brie Larson and Sharlto Copley – PHOTO: KERRY BROWN //  COURTESY OF A24

Back in the early 1980s, while everyone enjoyed the good-rockin’ Pop vibes of the David Bowie hits “China Girl” and “Let’s Dance,” I couldn’t escape the brooding allure of an album track like “Ricochet,” where the Thin White Duke preached of the “Sound of thunder, sound of gold/Sound of the devil breaking parole.” This was a dark and sinister flipside, the soundtrack to an underground revolution, where the faithful would “turn the holy pictures so they face the wall.” 643 more words

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High Times and Personal Lows Define 'Colossal'

THE RAMPAGING MONSTER AS AN AVATAR FOR WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN-HEARTED

By T.T. Stern-Enzi

Photo: Anne Hathaway as Gloria in ‘Colossal’ Rating: R; Grade: B… 664 more words

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