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Selma is a powerful and important film

Christian Becker

January 15, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Movie theaters every year get hit with noteworthy films around this time of year, known to the film industry as “Oscar season.” Plenty of films are worth your time, but there is one that flat-out demands it. That film is...

The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies does not impress

Nate Hunt

January 15, 2015

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In “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” director Peter Jackson’s epic vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, which has spanned the past 13 years, has finally come to a conclusion. This conclusion, sadly, suffers...

Review: Boyhood

Christian Becker

December 4, 2014

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Richard Linklater is without a doubt one of the most interesting directors currently working in the industry. One look at his filmography and your jaw will drop at the wide range of his art. As if Linklater was not already ambitious,...

Review: Birdman

Christian Becker

December 4, 2014

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There is a lot to admire about the work put into “Birdman.” The cast members all deliver stellar performances, the musical score is unique and the writing is so superb it made me want to stand up and cheer at moments. But...

Review: Big Hero 6

Nate Hunt

November 12, 2014

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To be honest, I felt a little out of place as I entered the cinema to catch an early Saturday matinee showing of Disney’s newest animated flick “Big Hero 6.” I was perhaps the only adult in the theater who didn’t come...

Review: Interstellar

Christian Becker

November 12, 2014

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Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious minds in the filmmaking business, and perhaps one of the only directors to crack the code between thoughtful art and abrasive  blockbuster. Interstellar, the ninth film he has directed,...

Review: Fury

Nate Hunt

October 23, 2014

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Many viewers might be tempted to compare “Fury” to other films in the war genre, but to do so would do the film a disservice. “Fury” fails to live up to the character development present in films like “The Thin Red Line”...

Review: The Judge

Christian Becker

October 16, 2014

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Thanks to the massive success of the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes franchises, Robert Downey Jr. has proven to be one of the biggest movie stars working in the business. With those major roles, Downey Jr. has cemented himself as...

Review: The Boxtrolls

Rona Das

October 16, 2014

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“Heroes come in all shapes and sizes ... even in rectangles.” This is the tagline for “The Boxtrolls,” and, after watching the movie, I can readily admit that heroes do come in the shapes of rectangles — well, in the...

Review: Gone Girl

Christian Becker

October 7, 2014

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While reading Gillian Flynn’s masterful suspense novel over the summer, one thought was on my mind: “How on Earth are they going to turn this into a movie?”  Books are made into films all the time, but this particular novel...

Review: 22 Jump Street

Nate Hunt

September 25, 2014

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Perhaps the most admirable thing about “22 Jump Street” is that, despite having a big-name cast, a big budget and big standards to live up to, it never takes itself too seriously. The film recognizes exactly what it is: a sequ...

Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Christian Becker

September 25, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Reliving the same day over and over again sounds like it could be fun, depending on the circumstances. Think about it; how many times have you screwed up and wished you could take something back that you did or said? If only ther...