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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TCFF Indie Film Spotlight: FLORA + Interview with writer/director Sasha Louis Vukovic

One of my favorite film genres is sci-fi mystery. It's also a genre indie filmmakers have thrived at, which includes some of my favorites such as Never Let Me Go (2012), The Machine (2014), Ex Machina (2015), and one of my faves that screened at Twin Cities Film Fest in 2014, Time Lapse. One of the most …

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Guest Review: The Promise (2017)

Directed By: Terry George Written By: Terry George, Robin Swicord Runtime: 2 hrs 13 minutes It has taken more than ten years for Terry George to return from Hotel Rwanda with another sweeping historical narrative – again about genocide. The Promise is a sobering, beautiful disappointment. The film has a beautiful score and decent cinematography, but is …

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Guest Review: GIFTED (2017)

Directed By: Marc Webb Written By: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan Runtime: 1 hr 41 minutes I walked out of Gifted loudly bemoaning Chris Evans’ lack of acting skills when I heard a man behind me say something even more controversial: that Gifted suffers from a “simple plot”. No, sweet idiot, it …

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Guest Review: The Space Between Us (2017)

Directed By: Peter Chelsom Written By: Allan Loeb (screenplay), Stewart Schill (story by) Runtime: 2 hrs The Space Between Us is a fun, sweet coming of age comedy that spoils its own success by trying to be a drama. The story follows Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), a boy born and raised on Mars on his first …

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Guest Review: Patriots Day (2017)

Directed By: Peter Berg Written By: Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer Runtime: 2 hrs 13 minutes Watching Patriots Day is a stressful experience, but not for the reasons I expected. I expected it to be hard to watch because it is a retelling of a violent moment in recent American history, but instead I was …

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Guest Review: The Dressmaker (2016)

The Dressmaker tells the story of an outwardly successful middle-aged woman named Tilly (Kate Winslet) who returns home to rural Australia, after having been ostracized from the town as a young girl. Most of the small town, including her own mother (Judy Davis), is not pleased to see her back. Regardless, she makes her entrance …

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