• Out in Theaters: THE WATER DIVINER

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  • Out in Theaters: EX MACHINA In Alex Garland's sci-fi opus, Ex Machina - most commonly seen in the phrase "deus ex machina", meaning "god from the machine" and frequently used to describe convenient plot contrivances (of which Ex Machina has none) - refers to the process by which a machine transcends its "machininess". The Turing test has come to describe this as-of-yet unrealized phenomenon more specifically. This Read More
  • Out in Theaters: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Most men buy a cherry red Corvette when they hit their midlife crisis. They dye their hair back to black (speaking of, how has AC/DC never done a Clairol commercial?) and date 20-year old models (here's looking at you Anthony Keidis). But not Noah Baumbach. The 46-year old independent filmmaker who hails from Brooklyn is all about taking his halfway Read More
  • Weekly Review 76: CLEAR, BREAKFAST, PLANET This week had a lot of hustle and bustle to it with a new apartment and a new puppy in the mix so my time consuming film was somewhat limited. Having already caught Furious 7 at SXSW, I didn't post any new reviews this week though did catch two solid screenings - While We're Young and Ex Machina - that I'll post Read More
  • Weekly Review 75: ABSENTIA, PULP, LIES, ROAR, RAIDERS, NYMPHETS To recap, the rules of Weekly Review have dictated that this is where I review films that I've seen for the first time at home (a rule that has been a sliding scale in terms of my following it) but has mostly now been expanded to include older films that I've seen in the theater (your Shinings and Seven Samurais) Read More
  • Talking with J. Davis and Tobin Bell of MANSON FAMILY VACATION In a move that surprised even me, Netflix scooped up their second film of the SXSW festival with off-kilter drama/comedy with an unexpected thriller bent Manson Family Vacation. Starring Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips, Manson Family Vacation tells the story of two brothers - the prodigal son and the black sheep - who reunite after a long stay of absence, one of Read More
  • Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow Talk TRAINWRECK 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the great rom-com as Judd Apatow's Trainwreck is the third great romantic comedy or romantic comedy drama (or romantic dramedy) that I've seen this year - the other two being Adult Beginners and Sleeping With Other People. A portion of our SXSW review states: Take it from the effervescently crass mouth of Read More
  • Out in Theaters: GET HARD Written and directed by Etan Coen - no, not he of the Coen Bros ilk - Get Hard left me questioning whether a mainstream comedy could deal with - and more importantly make fun of - race relationships and prison yard homosexuality without being intrinsically racist or homophobic. The answer is trickier than you might think. The liberal in me got tense around Get Read More
  • SXSW Review: DEATHGASM Many have tried to imitate the cinematic fine art that is The Evil Dead and few have been able to ape Sam Raimi's splatterhead mesterpiece with as much boundless, bloody guile as Peter Jackson. Yes, the blockbusting king of Middle Earth Peter Jackson. Though most know the frumpy Kiwi from his work on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Read More
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