FlixChatter Review: FROZEN II (2019)

Written & Directed By: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes When the credit for Frozen II started to roll, I looked over at my (adult) niece and asked what she thought. “It was really cute! What did you think?” …

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TCFF 2019: ‘The Soviet Sleep Experiment’ – Review + Interview w/ director Barry Andersson + actor Chris Kattan

The Soviet Sleep Experiment In the late 1940s, Soviet researchers kept four patients awake for thirty days using an experimental gas-based stimulant. The researchers were cut off from the world and asked to do a series of tests on the subjects for the benefit of the Red Army. What started as a purely scientific research …

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FlixChatter Review: HUSTLERS (2019)

Written & Directed By: Lorene Scafaria Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes Inspired by a Jessica Pressler article from late 2015, Hustlers is the real-life story of a group of women who became sexy 21st century Robin Hoods, stealing from wealthy men and enriching – well, themselves, mostly. But so did Robin Hood. That whole “give …

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FlixChatter Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a fun revisitation of the classic American adventure story. It follows two unlikely companions, Zak and Tyler, who are thrown together by a mutual need to get out of town. Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is a young man with downs syndrome who is running away from his care home, pursued by …

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Guest Review: LITTLE (2019)

Directed By: Tina Gordon Written By: Tina Gordon and Tracy Oliver Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is the quintessential boss bitch. She is rich, powerful, and micromanages every detail of her life - all the way down to how many centimeters away from her bed her slippers are placed every night. She …

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Guest Review: US (2019)

Written & Directed By: Jordan Peele Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes Jordan Peele has done it again.  He has given us Us, a horror movie that can and will throw you into your favorite existential spiral. Have issues with interpersonal relationships? Peele can prod at that.  Worried about the government or science meddling in things …

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Guest Review: Isn’t It Romantic (2019)

Directed By: Todd Strauss-Schulson Written By: Dana Fox, Erin Cardillo, Katie Silberman Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes Isn’t It Romantic is a masterpiece. Not in the sense that it’s ideologically revolutionary or that it’s even necessarily going to stand the test of time, but it is skillfully conceived, written, acted, shot, and edited in a …

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FlixChatter Review: On The Basis Of Sex (2018)

“You couldn’t have existed until now.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s teenage daughter has just told off a cat calling construction crew. RBG stares at her daughter, who is striding into the street to call a cab. Oblivious to the rain and to the cab which her daughter is now impatiently waiting by, RBG sees her daughter …

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FlixChatter Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time is a visually stunning film with a solid backbone and an incredible lead actress (Storm Reid). Due to a few unfortunate choices, it is a disappointing movie that I will nonetheless recommend to everyone. Because A Wrinkle in Time is one of the first pieces of science fiction that I ever …

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Guest Review: LADY BIRD (2017)

Directed By: Greta Gerwig Written By: Greta Gerwig Runtime: 1 hr 34 minutes So at this point I think that my opinion of Lady Bird is wrong – if it is possible for an opinion on a piece of art to be wrong. The vast majority of everyone seems to have decided that Lady Bird is …

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