Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of current releases.

WHOSE STREETS?

A riot is the language of the unheard. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On August 9, 2014, at approximately 12:03 p.m. Central Daylight Time, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man, was shot and killed by 28-year-old police officer Darren … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS

“Life’s tragedy begins with the bond between parent and child.” —Ryūnosuke Akutagawa A father is sick and the son is beckoned to his side. Though the set-up may be familiar, the execution is anything but. This is Columbus, the first … Continue reading

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THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

As far as the filmmakers behind The Only Living Boy in New York want you to think, Thomas Webb (Callum Turner) is your typical New Yorker. He feels he was born a few decades too late — he would have … Continue reading

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ESCAPES

duŸenŸde \dü-en-(,)dā\ noun: the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm To make it in Hollywood you got to have duende and Hampton Fancher has duende in spades. Born July 13, 1938, in East Los Angeles, California, to a … Continue reading

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WIND RIVER

The camera swoops over rocky peaks and muddy roads covered in ice and snow. It’s an inhospitable and barren environment, as inviting as the Sahara Desert or the middle of the Pacific Oceans. It’s wintertime in Wyoming and it’s about … Continue reading

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DETROIT

Detroit — the latest film from Academy Award-winning director, Kathryn Bigelow — opens with as much promise and technical brilliance as any feature made this year. Starting with a brief animation depicting the White Flight of the 20th century, Detroit … Continue reading

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POP AYE

The road is best shared with an old friend. Be it a drinking buddy, a childhood companion, or an old lover; any trip down the dusty trail of memory is one that must be shared. For successful Bangkok architect, Thana … Continue reading

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