Doctor Sleep – Really Fast Review

Writer/Director/Editor Mike Flanagan has pretty much run the table on horror films the last few years. Between Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House, I’m not sure if there is anything this guy can’t pull off. The next logical step was, of course, for his to helm a major franchise. I […]

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‘Finding Frances’ makes you question what is true and what is false

In the final episode of the Comedy Central show ‘Nathan for You,’ host Nathan Fielder explores the purpose of love, life and his own program Nathan for You is one of a small handful of shows that truly fits the term “reality television.” Host Nathan Fielder attempts to “help” struggling businesses through bizarre, hilarious and often awkward schemes. […]

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True/False first-timer Melissa Haizlip shows storytelling runs in the family with ‘Mr. SOUL!’

The film documents the creation of the first late night talk show for the black community A documentary has the potential to fulfill a variety of goals: It can recount a historical moment, highlight a social movement, profile an important figure or tell a story close to the director. Melissa Haizlip has burst onto the scene with […]

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‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ doesn’t live up to its own hype

This horror movie about art doesn’t seem to understand horror or art One of the most talked-about performances of 2014 came from Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy‘s crime thriller Nightcrawler. When it was announced Gyllenhaal and Gilroy would reunite for this year’s Velvet Buzzsaw, the news drew some initial buzz. But when the producer is Netflix, there’s always cause for […]

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‘Mirror Master’ has the singles but doesn’t reflect the best of Young the Giant

To be absolutely transparent, I am a film critic. I’ve been doing movie reviews for six years and have never once considered writing about music — until I heard Young the Giant was releasing a new album this week. I couldn’t pass up the chance to officially document my love for this band. With frontman […]

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The 4 reasons ‘BoJack Horseman’ is still one of the best shows on Netflix

The animal-characterized satire has returned for its fifth season, offering lessons about culture, friendship and honeydew. My generation loves cartoons; the prevalence of Spongebob, Shrek and Disney memes pretty much proves this. The so-called “adults” of this world constantly dismiss the medium as kids’ stuff, but the ever-increasing genre of adult cartoons — especially on television — has […]

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Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed explores political corruption in ‘Dark Money’

Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed directed her second documentary, Dark Money, which investigates the unethical use of funds in Montana politics. Now, she’s coming to Columbia to show her film — but first, she speaks about her film and its implications for journalists everywhere. The True/False Film Fest isn’t until spring, but that doesn’t mean you […]

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ doesn’t have big enough aspirations to care about

It’s not bad, but it makes audience members realize what makes better Marvel movies great When I reviewed Black Panther in February, I pointed out that the typical Marvel film is a standard Hollywood blockbuster with one or two interesting elements that get people talking for a few weeks, and then, most people forget about the movie. […]

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