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Rewind: Review of “X-Men Apocalypse”

June 1, 2016 MikeMarbach

About halfway through X-Men: Apocalypse, there’s a scene disconnected from the main narrative where three teenagers—desperately seeking an escape—go to the mall to see a movie. Stepping out at the conclusion of 1983’s Return of […]

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11 Survival Tips for #Duofest2016

May 31, 2016 MikeMarbach

(Originally posted on PHITComedy.com by Annie Paradis) Düofest 2016 begins this Wednesday June 1st and continues through Saturday June 4th! For the seventh year PHIT welcomes the best comedy duos from North America (and around the world) […]

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Rewind: Review of “The Nice Guys”

May 23, 2016 Michael Henley

The Nice Guys is a riotous, delightful and volatile cocktail that blends film noir mystery, buddy movie trajectories, grotesque violence, bracing cynicism, warped pulp masculinity and more than a little outrageous comedy. Here’s a crime […]

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Rewind: Review of “Green Room”

May 5, 2016 Michael Henley

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room is a smart, mean and brutal thriller that has an undeniably grimy vibrancy. At its heart, it can trace back its origins to countless westerns, zombie slashers, crime films, or pretty […]

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Rewind: Review of “The Jungle Book”

April 17, 2016 Michael Henley

Jon Favreau’s new film version of The Jungle Book counts three major points of inspiration: Rudyard Kipling’s original 1893 series of children’s stories, the 1967 Disney animated classic that cheerfully rewrote Kipling, and (most crucially) […]

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Rewind: Review of “Carol”

January 27, 2016 Michael Henley

In 2002, director Todd Haynes made Far From Heaven, which starred Julianne Moore as a 1950’s housewife who learns her husband is having an affair with another man. Amidst the crumbling of her marriage, she grows closer […]

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