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Jason Momoa’s ‘Road to Paloma’ a must-see indie

Jason Momoa’s ‘Road to Paloma’ a must-see indie

I’ve worked for a film commission, for a film society, and for a film festival, so I have seen my fair share of independent films. Typically indies fall into two categories: the undiscovered gems, and the oh-my-god-your-poor-family-mortgaged-their-house-for-this variety. Thankfully, Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma falls into the first category with spectacular visuals, an emotional storyline, and subtle, realistic performances from the cast. … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: In a World…

For Your Consideration: In a World…

Written, directed and staring Lake Bell, In a World… is a comedy about a struggling vocal coach named Carol who aspires to make it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers. Carol has got the talent and the desire, but is there any room for her at the top? Her biggest competition is her arrogant father Sam, played by Fred Melamed and the playboy rock star of voice-overs, Gustav, played by Ken Marino. Marino nails … Read entire article »

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Indie horror flick ’15′ keeps viewers on edge

Indie horror flick ’15′ keeps viewers on edge

Do you ever wonder what attracts people to violence or what it is exactly that we, as humans, are so fascinated by when it comes to murder? Do you want to know what makes a serial killer tick? 15: An Exploration of Human Violence, an independent, low budget horror film from Portland, Oregon attempts to answer these questions. … Read entire article »

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The Beaver: WTF?!

The Beaver: WTF?!

Mel Gibson has lost his mind. At least his character, Walter Black, has lost his mind in the film The Beaver. Walter has been battling severe depression and has lost his will to live. After a failed suicide attempt, he stumbles upon a beaver puppet in a dumpster and begins to live vicariously through his new buck-toothed friend. His wife, Merideth (played by Jodie Foster, who also directs) thinks he’s gone crazy, but begins to accept … Read entire article »

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Cedar Rapids keeps it real

Cedar Rapids keeps it real

Who would have thought there was a seedy underbelly in the world of insurance salesmen? The new comedy Cedar Rapids, starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Isiah Whitlock Jr., takes a small town guy and throws him into the wild world of an insurance convention in the “big city” of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. … Read entire article »

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Portman pulls off outstanding performance in The Black Swan

Portman pulls off outstanding performance in The Black Swan

There’s already talk of Natalie Portman getting a Oscar nomination for her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller The Black Swan and with good reason, she’s amazing in it. … Read entire article »

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Zach Galifianakis hits dramedy tone in It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Zach Galifianakis hits dramedy tone in It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Films that deal with mental illness often take one of two paths: they go for light hearted comedy, joking about inappropriate outbursts or hallucinations, or they take the tragic route and focus on the ways mental illness can destroy families or shatter the lives of its victims. It’s Kind of a Funny Story combines these two tracks for an interesting story about friendship, love and coping with the pressures of life. … Read entire article »

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Aussie indie ‘The Square’ nails neo-noir

A good neo-noir film is dark, both visually and thematically. It will typically involve murder, suspicion, and betrayal and will contain lots of tense moments when you can see the characters getting in over their heads. Australian indie The Square, directed by Nash Edgerton, definitely fits this bill. … Read entire article »

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Audiences will fall in love with Charlyne Yi in Paper Heart

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen,” is how the great French writer Francois de La Rochefoucauld summed up love. Dictionary.com describes love as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” T.S. Elliot gave his opinion on the subject at hand by stating “love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.” Basically, with the few clicks of a mouse, you can easily find out what lots of other people think love is. But does that really tell you anything? … Read entire article »

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Away We Go will outlast summer blockbusters

Sam Mendes strikes gold again with his latest film, Away We Go, starring John Krasinski (TV’s The Office) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and written by Dave Eggers (upcoming script for the movie version of Where the Wild Things Are) and Vendela Vida. … Read entire article »

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