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Jonah Hill Kickflips Into Our Hearts with ‘Mid90s’

Hill was able to create a skate movie without any of the generic tricks and references that frequently plague the genre.
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‘Halloween’: In Review

“Halloween” having yet another sequel at this point kind of just sounds like having another “Paranormal Activity.”
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Tom Hardy Delivers Stellar Performance in ‘Venom’

Even if you don’t particularly enjoy the film, I’d highly recommend staying for the scene during the closing credits.
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Yes, You Should Go See ‘A Star Is Born’

Bradley Cooper, who also directed and produced the film, plays disenchanted country singer Jackson Maine in earnest, performing all of the songs and even earning a few writing credits on the soundtrac...
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Artsweek Reviews ‘Sorry to Bother You’

The film itself is anything but stuffy pompous filmmaking –– it breathes with a cartoonish elegance that triggers relieving enthusiasm. “Sorry To Bother You” mimiks the message which its prede...
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A Graduate’s Guide to Santa Barbara Movie Theatres

Now that I’ve spent four years squawking my incoherent opinions about movies that you probably never bothered to read, I might as well leave some kind of lasting influence. So, here you are. A guide...
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‘Solo’ Stalls Mid-Hyperspace

Despite its star-heavy cast, the highly anticipated science fiction film failed to deliver anything different.
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Artsweek Reviews Avengers: Infinity War

“Infinity War” is a movie that shouldn’t have worked, but it did, and it’s fun.
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Worst to Best: Artsweek Ranks Wes Anderson Films

With his ninth film, “Isle of Dogs,” hitting theaters this weekend, the esoteric auteur’s filmography could end up becoming one of the most celebrated in American cinema.
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‘Annihilation’: More Shimmer Than Substance

“Annihilation” is a visual feast and highly suspenseful, even downright scary at times. However, it’s hard to get around the lackluster characters, overworked dialogue and vague conclusion.
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Spielberg Dares to be Stupid

It's morbidly amusing to consider that Steven Spielberg directed an adaptation of Twilight for boys.
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Wes Anderson Embraces His Eccentricity in ‘Isle of Dogs’

“Isle of Dogs,” serves as a reflection of Anderson’s inquisitive perspective of the world. The simplicity of the ideas which linger throughout his mind are brought to light on the big screen and...
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A Spring Slate of Films

Ah, spring. Here's a few films to look out for in the upcoming season.
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Watch Mikey Alfred’s Colorful ‘Summer of ’17 Episode 2’

The skating and film world merge thanks to the mastermind behind “Illegal Civilization,” director Mikey Alfred.
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Live-Action ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Sacrifices Its Wonder

Fullmetal Alchemist has wonderful characterization, amazing world-building, fun humor and an all-around joyous sense of adventure.
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