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SXSW 2018: Five Films to Look Out For

by Hunter Lanier on March 8, 2018

The 2018 SXSW Film Festival hosts nine days of screenings from March 9-17. You don't need a SXSW badge to see the films---wristbands and individual tickets are on sale, subject to venue capacity. PARADOX (World...

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Oscar Autopsy

by Hunter Lanier on March 5, 2018

To set the tone: I love movies; I can’t stand award shows. The one show I occasionally watch is the Oscars. Maybe it’s out of habit, maybe I’m a sucker for a well-edited montage, or...

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“Black Panther” | Heavy is the Head that Wears the Suit

by Hunter Lanier on February 15, 2018

“Black Panther is a more than welcome addition to this wild, serialized, conglomerate franchise that Marvel Studios has created...” Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o • TLM Rating 3/4 It doesn’t matter if you’re in...

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Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, and The Coulda Beens, Part II

by Hunter Lanier on January 29, 2018

In proper modern-movie fashion for franchises, my opinions on the 2018 Academy Award nominations have been released in two parts. (I know. It's hard work. But somebody has to do it.) Best Supporting Actor: Willem...

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Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, and The Coulda Beens, Part I

by Hunter Lanier on January 24, 2018

Other than putting on a show, I’ve never quite understood the purpose of the Academy Awards. Unlike sports, for instance, where there are statistics, there is no quantitative measure for a movie’s quality. It’s all...

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Our Top 10 Movies of 2017

by Hunter Lanier on December 28, 2017

Take a look back with us over our favorite movies from this year. Popcorn, anyone? 10. Logan "Logan" doesn't feel like it's trying to please anyone. It's an individual in a genre predicated on conformity....

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“Downsizing”: It’s a Small World

by Hunter Lanier on December 21, 2017

Opens December 22 • Starring Matt Damon • Director Alexander Payne • TLM Rating 2/4 “Alexander Payne creates a world where shrinking yourself and all your possessions is entirely plausible, and a tempting alternative.” The shrink-ray has...

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There’s No Bright Side to “Darkest Hour”

by Hunter Lanier on December 16, 2017

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas • Director Joe Wright • TLM Rating 1.5/4 "Much has been made of Oldman's performance, but I can't see why." In my review of "Dunkirk," I praised it...