Currently Browsing: September 29, 2016

AMERICAN HONEY

American Honey is bittersweet. Mostly bitter. In fact, there is nothing romantic about a band of social refuse, made up of lost and abandoned teens, fabricate identities as young hopefuls to tell stories about college scholarships in order to sell magazines door to door. But this scrappy road-trip film, very much resembling Kerouac’s On the […]

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AMONG THE BELIEVERS

Directors Hermal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi document the religious and political upheaval of the Red Mosque in Pakistan. For viewers with a limited knowledge on the War on Terror, the subtitled Among the Believers might take an encore viewing to fully comprehend. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky Taking a closer look […]

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DIRTY 30

What happens when three outrageously funny female youtube personalities come together to make a comedic feature? Hysterical chaos ensues. That is exactly what Dirty 30 has brought to the table this month. Mamrie Hart and Molly Prather penned this hilarious script which follows three best friends as they plan the 30th birthday party of the […]

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GIRL ASLEEP

Girl Asleep, directed by Rosemary Myers, combines fantasy and reality into a quirky and whimsical coming-of-age story. This Australian film views the world through the eyes of an anxiety-riddled almost-15-year-old girl. While eccentric and interesting in concept, the film does not meet expectations. From low budget action scenes, to poor character development, and over stylized […]

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LONG WAY NORTH

Long Way North takes you on an adventure with 14-year-old “Sacha” (Christa Theret) as she bravely searches for her Arctic explorer grandfather. Set in 19th-Century St. Petersburg, Rémi Chayé’s beautifully animated coming-of-age story has enough heart to attract audiences of all ages. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky Once upon a December, […]

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MASTERMINDS

Masterminds is a comedy that includes a team of halfwits whose mission is to complete a $17 million heist, one of the biggest in US history. If you like jokes concerning butts and bodily functions, Director Jared Hess and writers Chris Bowman, Hubble Palmer and Emily Spivey have the movie for you. I chuckled here […]

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

From screenwriter Jane Goldman and director Tim Burton comes Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a sophisticated film with inspiring symbolism and a hopeful message for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t quite belong. Based on the 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs, the villains who threaten Miss Peregrine and the special children in […]

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SAND STORM

Deeply moving story about a Bedouin family living southern Israel. Suliman is the father of four daughters. In his way, Suliman is a modern, progressive father, but his “bad luck” has tragic consequences for his wife Jalila. As a lifelong Oscar watcher, one of my moments of greatest heartbreak in recent years came in January 2014 […]

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