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The Decade Decathlon: Introduction

It's not every day you get to see a decade come to a close. In fact, it's only every ten years. It's easy to look back on how much time has passed between January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2019, but that's an incredible amount of tim...

 
 
 
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The Flixist 2019 Summer Movie Preview

It's that time of the year again folks! It's getting warmer outside, the flowers are blooming, and schools are getting ready to be let out, flooding the world once more with the gremlins know as "children" and the abominations we know as "t...

 
 
 
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Review: Missing Link

Anyone with eyeballs needs to see every Laika movie, no questions asked. After personally being enlightened with Paranorman, there was no question about the studio's status as unparalleled stop-motion masters. Even more exciting is the vari...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Pet Sematary

We are smack-dab in the middle of the cinematic second coming of Stephen King. The man's work already hit its heyday decades ago when horror film began taking off in the 80s and his books were quickly adapted into a host of classic (and not...

 
 
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Review: Shazam!

Shazam, or Captain Marvel if you're a classic DC fan like myself, is a hero that doesn't get as much of the spotlight as he deserves. The character is celebrating his 80th birthday this year and there was a point in time that he was more po...

 
 
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A first-timer's guide to Agnes Varda: Faces Places

French cinema is an area of filmmaking I’m really enthused by, and since learning about it as a student, the sheer novelty of the New Wave has always remained an area of fascination. Like many before me, I have a lot of respect fo...

 
 
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Apple launches Apple TV+, their own original content

In case you missed it, Apple had an Event today. That's not an accidental capitalization, they literally had the balls to just call it the Apple Event. Ballsy branding aside, the company let a whole host of new services drop during the eve...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Spring Breakers

Okay, let's get this out of the way right now so we can actually have a serious discussion about Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers is full of... Asses. Big ol' bums. Badunkadunks. Apple bottoms. Backpacks. Booty booty booty booty r...

 
 
 
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James Gunn Returning for Gurdians of the Galaxy 3

Well well well, look who finally came around to their senses? Going off of a report from Deadline that was confirmed by someone in the Marvel camp, James Gunn is returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. Gunn was taken o...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Red 11

In 1992, an aspiring filmmaker spent a month as a lab rat in exchange for a $7,000 paycheck. He flipped that check into El Mariachi and from there Robert Rodriguez’s career took off. Now, 25 years since the film’s rele...

 
 
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Preview: American Gods (Season 2)

This is an early review of the first two episodes of Starz's American Gods. There will be spoilers for the first season of American Gods featured here. We will run a full season review once the finale has aired. It's been quite some time si...

 
 
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Review: An Elephant Sitting Still

Writer/director Hu Bo took his own life shortly after completing An Elephant Sitting, adapted from one of his own stories. He was only 29 years old. His lone feature film is so deeply moving and despondent. It is beautiful, and yet it aches...

 
 
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Review: Captain Marvel

Think about this: two of the last three Marvel movies weren't just great action films, but landmark events in modern cinema. Black Panther was a Best Picture nominee that set off a cultural celebration and addressed social issues that ...

 
 
 
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Review: Greta

Greta is in the tradition of those wonderfully bad thrillers that made B-movies in the 80s so fun to watch. A simple film with a creepy-ass antagonist and a young, beautiful protagonist. There's something welcoming to a premise so basi...

 
 
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Review: Climax

An introductory scene of Gaspar Noé’s Climax gives viewers some hints of what to expect. Interviews with the film’s character play on a CRT TV, where they speak of the artistic power of dance and what it means to their li...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Jackie Brown

There are two distinct opening scenes in Quentin Tarantino's overlooked film Jackie Brown. The first is the opening credits sequence, a pseudo-homage to The Graduate, albeit more upbeat and colorful to introduce the tone and protagonist (pl...

 
 
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Here are your 2018 Golden Cage award winners

There are approximately 20 people who were happy that Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars last night and they were all on the stage to accept the award. The rest of the world was more in line with Spike Lee as he nearly stor...

 
 
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Why Green Book winning best picture is a joke

Disclaimer: This is going to be a long, long rant. My soapbox has been checked for its sturdiness and I am perched upon it and ready to go.  It is an absolute joke that Green Book won Best Picture last night and the Academy should...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Film

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Documentary

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I've been trying to hard not to demean the merit of computer animation, so hopefully this won't come across as a backhanded compliment—with the How to Train Your Dragon series, I truly felt like I was watching films, rather ...

 
 
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Chris Compendio's favorite non-Marvel 2018 movies

I'll begin here by making a reluctant confession: I did not see enough movies in 2018. Blame video games, blame work, blame mental health or what have you, but as I look at the full list of movies I've seen, I disappoint myself. Foolishly, ...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Action Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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2018 Golden Cages- Best Animated Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Director

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Actor

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Cinematography

Hubert opened his review of Roma by describing the first shot of the film in detail. I'd like you to go read that paragraph now (heck, read his entire review). He's so incredibly right about this shot. It practically defines the entire...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Screenplay

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
 
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Review: Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day, for me, was a movie that was crushed under expectations. What I wanted was a bloody slasher film that took Groundhog Day and turned it into an excuse for increasingly ridiculous death sequences. What I got was a P...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Horror Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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Review: Isn't It Romantic

The romantic comedy genre gets a lot of hate for playing into tropes and repeating itself over and over again. The thing is, it's been around so long now that making fun of those tropes and subverting them has become part of the genre in an...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Actress

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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The Top 5 Movies of Sundance 2019

119 movies were lucky to be selected as part of the 2019 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Of the 119, I was able to watch 15. 15 films in four and half days isn't anything to be ashamed of, but it might have been higher if I didn't go...

 
 




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Hanna"Unique just means alone"

 

Mary Magdalene"The Passion 0.5"

 

Missing Link"No no, I think I found it all"

 

Hellboy"Oh boy..."

 

Ploey"A parent-child team review!"

 

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy"AKA: How to waste Michelle Yeoh"

 

Girls of the Sun"Women taking freedom into their own hands"

 

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"The impossible dream meets the imperfect reality"

 

Rottentail"10,000 square feet of holiness"

 

The Haunting of Sharon Tate"Haunting for all the wrong reasons"

 

The Wind"A prairie home cacodemon"

 

Pet Sematary"Sometimes remade is better"

 

Peterloo"The sound of silence"

 

Shazam!"Say my name"

 

Trip of Compassion"Everything you know about PTSD, rewritten"

 

Dogman"Kindness can only get you so far"

 

Screwball"A swing for the fences results in a groundout "

 

Ramen Shop"Passes inspection"

 

The Beach Bum""Ain't that far down if we don't look, right?""

 

Dumbo"Guess how I'm feeling? Dumbo."

 

The Hummingbird Project"Nothing more exciting than laying cable"

 

Arrested Development - Season Five Part Two"They've Made a Huge Mistake"

 

Us"Turns out, the real monsters were us all along"

 

Relaxer"Sit back and relax (and also probably vomit a bunch)"

 

SXSW The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash"What is a man if he doesn't have a spirit"

 
 
 
 
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