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A SIMPLE FAVOR

Movie Review: ‘A Simple Favor’

 ★★★★☆ “You can get close to her, but you can never quite reach her,” Sean Townsend explains about his wife, Emily Nelson. Illustrating the enigmatic Emily, Sean, played by Henry Golding, alludes to the overall essence of Paul Feig’s film “A Simple Favor.” Stylish, twisted and surprisingly comical, “A Simple[Read More…]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

CONCERT REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

For just the evening of April 28, the rousing and high-powered sounds of string band Old Crow Medicine Show turned The Anthem into an intimate and lively country bar. With no opening act, the crowd waited with palpable excitement for the band to begin the two-hour experience. Old Crow Medicine[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

★★★☆☆ Anchored by the charismatic John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame, “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an enjoyable, stylish and fast-paced ride teeming with action, but ultimately fails to live up to its 2013 predecessor “Pacific Rim.” Boyega stars as the son of the fallen General Stacker Pentecost, played by Idris[Read More…]

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GRISBI PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’

★★★★☆ “Hostiles,” directed by Scott Cooper, is a thought-provoking and raw Western that produces a semblance of hope. Instead of glorifying the West, the film presents an accurate and hard-to-stomach depiction of life at the time. The beginning of “Hostiles” is set in New Mexico in 1892. Army Captain Joseph[Read More…]

WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

★★☆☆☆ The fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe series, “Justice League” is supposed to be Warner Bros.’ competitive response to Marvel’s successful superhero movie saga. While “Justice League” is an entertaining step up from DC’s last film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”,released in 2016, the film is flawed[Read More…]

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

The United States is home to millions of people with distinct identities and rich stories to tell. Unfortunately, these stories are sometimes lost in translation; it can be difficult to understand the perspectives of people with such distinctly different backgrounds. But film has the power to foster an understanding of[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

★★★★☆ As its title seems to suggest, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the Oscar-nominated film “The Lobster,” takes an unsettling – yet balanced – dive into the themes of revenge and sacrifice lurking beneath the surface of innocence. Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy,[Read More…]