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Life Itself (2014)

Dir. Steve James

Like any good 20th Century icon, Roger Ebert sits on a throne of contradictions. He was half of the pair who made “Two Thumbs Up!” and a partner in reductivism, in his own way part of dumbing down the movies as much as Spielberg, Lucas, Eisner, or Katzenberg.  1,962 more words

Film

PODCAST: John Wick Chapter 2 AtlanticSC S02E02

This week, Jason and Lee discuss JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 and all the action, stunts and world-building therein. The film stars the man, the myth, and the legend himself… Peter Stormare.   158 more words

Film Review

Further thoughts on the movie "Jackie"

I thought Oliver Stone’s JFK would be the weirdest movie I ever saw about the Kennedy assassination, but Jackie has surpassed it.  I went to see it again, thinking I must have been mistaken in my first impression.   722 more words

My Opinion

How Political Should (Documentary) Movie Reviews Get?

The other night—over a round of drinks, admittedly—I engaged in a lively and animated debate over certain political issues facing America today. This debate, held with a good friend of mine, stemmed off of a discussion of a film that I had seen that day. 1,030 more words

Film Philosophy / Editorials

FLIX PIX (50) "So-So LA LA LAND"

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LA LA LAND

(2016, directed by Damien Chazelle)

*** (out of 5)

> Oh no! I struggled to give this celebrated void of a film 3 stars.   575 more words

Kevin Keelan