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Review: The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us promises a lot from the outset. It promises to be a story of survival, one where your life depends on the support of a stranger. It also intends to sweep the audience off their feet with a grand love story, a bond fo...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl is an antique magic mirror. The kind of thing you'd see in a movie. In an old, cobweb-filled antique shop, the camera slowly pans up an old, cracked and unpolished mirror. It's not really much to look at, but you're inex...

 
 
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Trailer for Crumbs by Miguel Llansů

There's no shortage of post-apocalyptic stories in the pop-culture landscape these days, but if this enigmatic trailer for Miguel Llansó's Crumbs is any indication, there are still ways to put a new spin on the old tale. Billed as a...

 
 
 
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The Cult Club: Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as ...

 
 
 
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First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the sum of its par...

 
 
 
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Trailer: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatened with deportat...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Fault in Our Stars

I did not enjoy John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The narration was precocious and cloying, the dialogue simply ridiculous, and any attempts at pathos were laughable; a novel collectively written by the people behind those wre...

 
 
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Review: Frequencies

I'll be honest here. When Frequencies was first pitched to me, I didn't know if it could work. It's being billed as a romance with a slight tinge of science fiction, and to be completely honest, those films usually don't turn out well. They...

 
 
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First trailer for 'If I Stay', starring ChloŽ Moretz

Author Gayle Forman's 2009 novel If I Stay is getting a film adaptation and everyone's favorite Chloë Moretz is taking on the starring role. Moretz plays Mia Hall, a teenage cello player who must decide between moving away to attend J...

 
 
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First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting

I Origins is a new Sci-Fi movie from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It follows the story of Ian Gray, (Michael Pitt) a scientist who meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with striking eyes. Th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and her family. Refug...

 
 
 
 
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SXSW Review: The Infinite Man

Usually the first movie you watch for a festival is a bit of a let down. You're super excited for the festival to kick off and you've hyped yourself up so much that almost nothing is going to stand up to your expectations of what that first...

 
 
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Isabelle's Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013

Romantic comedies are all well and good, but who doesn't love a movie that tears their heart out through their chest? Heartache is an integral part of romance, and 2013 provided movie-goers with a plethora of strange, sad, and bea...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Somewhere

Somewhere is a short animated film by artist Nicolas Ménard. It follows the journey of a star-crossed, stranded astronaut and his love back on his home planet. The 2D animation style feels appropriately lush, and I absolutely love t...

 
 
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Review: About Time

You probably haven't heard too much about About Time, and if you have you may have passed it off as another romantic comedy and simply forgotten about it. Hell, we've done a grand total of one post on the film and I'm not about to admit I d...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Gloria

Of all the things to latch onto first in Sebastián Lelio's Gloria, it was the dancing. Not because it was great, mind you, but because its quality changes over the course of the film. The movie opens in a single's club for older peop...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

On its surface, a vampire film is the last thing I'd expect out of Jim Jarmusch. Then again, the same can be said about a hitman movie (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Limits of Control) and a western (Dead Man). And sure enough, the...

 
 
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Trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color is quiet and lovely

Blue is the Warmest Color is a French romantic drama directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, and it's been making quite an impression on the indie and film festival crowds. The film follows a young girl named Adele, played by Adèle Exarcho...

 
 
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NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation might be one of the oddest Western romance films ever made. It contains no sex scenes between the main two lovers, there's a giant age gap, there's minimal kissing and the relationship develops not through montages ...

 
 
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First trailer for How I Live Now, starring Soairse Ronan

How I Live Now is an upcoming adaptation of a book of the same name. The story's about Daisy (Soairse Ronan, who's so hot in the teen book world right now) who's sent to England to live with her relatives. She falls in love and goes throug...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Very Ordinary Couple

When most non-Koreans think of Korean films, they think of deeply disturbed violence and bleak, depressing dramas (I know I used to). What they don't think of is comedy, certainly not romantic comedy. It's not as though there haven't been e...

 
 
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Trailer: Austenland

Austenland stars Keri Russell as a middle-aged woman obsessed with everything Jane Austen. So obsessed in fact, that she decides to pack up and head to a themed resort called Austenland. There she is dressed in Recency-era clothes and part...

 
 
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Review: A Werewolf Boy

Werewolves are kind of dumb. They're an amalgamation of two great flavors (wolves and people) that don't go great together. The most telling moment of any werewolf film is the moment of transformation, but the question is never "Woah, how a...

 
 
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BFF Review: Hank and Asha

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. -- George Bernard Shaw Epistolary stories are fascinating to me given what's in the collected correspondence and what's left out. As letters go back and forth, as thought...

 
 
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Review: Missed Connections

Missed connections serve as the chosen medium for lovelorn, hopeless romantics who believe in fleeting chance encounters in public. I can say this with confidence, because I used to regularly check missed connections on a daily basis despit...

 
 
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Review: The History of Future Folk

The History of Future Folk is about the origins of the universe's only alien bluegrass folk duo, and how they discovered and fell in love with Earth's music. It's charming, adventurous, and a ton of fun. I mean when's the last time you saw ...

 
 




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Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 
 
 
 
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