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‘The Lost City of Z’: A Love Story

by Hunter Lanier on April 24, 2017

"The Lost City of Z" begins rather modestly. Percy Fawcett leaves his family to go on a mission—for their own good, or so he tells himself. Before he leaves, his wife tell him she's pregnant, which...

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No Signs Of Life In ‘Ghost In The Shell’

by Hunter Lanier on April 5, 2017

This is the Americanized, fast-food version of "Ghost in the Shell," the popular manga, which later became an influential animated film. Accessibility is prioritized over quality, which means much of the film's running time is spent homogenizing...

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‘Boss Baby’ Brings Childhood Back To Life

by Nick Bailey on April 3, 2017

It’s not often that I go to see kids movies — at least in my opinion. Having three daughters, I held about at least three years before actually watching Frozen. Seriously, I avoid kids movies like...

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It’s Good to be King in ‘Kong: Skull Island’

by Hunter Lanier on March 13, 2017

Take an island inhabited by colossal perversions of nature and add character actors. Such is the hearty recipe for "Kong: Skull Island." It's really an ingenious move, considering the characters are essentially walking traits, so...

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‘Logan’ Cuts Deep

by Hunter Lanier on March 8, 2017

The title says it all. This isn't "Wolverine: Excessively Dramatic Subtitle." This is "Logan": the story of a man and his name. It's the year 2029 and the word, "superhero," has become passé. But that's okay,...

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‘Split’ Carves Up A Lean Thriller

by Hunter Lanier on February 9, 2017

Having gone from "The Next Spielberg" to eliciting snide laughter when his name appears on a trailer, M. Night Shyamalan has packed a lot of career into a short amount of time. Here he is again with the...

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Alamo Drafthouse: Why the Obsession?

by Alysha Kaye on July 2, 2015

It’s no secret—Texans are OBSESSED with Alamo Drafthouse. They always have been and they always will be. But…why? I set out to uncover the big secret of the Drafthouse phenomenon by polling some friends thinking...