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Review: The House

Watching The House reminded me of college, of the days when filmmakers were producing slick but low budget horror shorts for YouTube in the hopes that these efforts would open the door to recognition and funding to make feature films. Every...

 
 
 
 
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Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Coinciding with the centenary of the Great War, I think it’s safe to say that this documentary is a once in a lifetime achievement, and Peter Jackson does not disappoint. The result of hundreds of hours of research in conjunction wi...

 
 
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Review: Overlord

For the longest time, I didn't think that Overlord would release. Not because it was in production hell or anything like that, but because it was a part of J. J. Abrams Cloverfield universe and those movies can be announ...

 
 
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Sam Mendes next project is a WWI film called 1917

Sam Mendes is eternally one of my favorite directors after his visually stunning turns on both Skyfall and Spectre, not to mention his revitalization of the Bond franchise. As such I've been excited to see what he's going to bring...

 
 
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The Yellow Birds gets its dramatic first trailer

The Yellow Bird came out of Sundance with a bit of buzz, and it's easy to see why -- it's a war movie with plenty of drama and a stellar cast. But I'm just not that excited about it. Something about it seems a little too on the nose m...

 
 
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See 12 Strong early and free

Ready to get all patriotic? 12 Strong tells the true story of the first US troops to go into Afghanistan after 9/11. The story was declassified a couple years back and now it's on the big screen with a Hemsworth in it. I can't say I'm ...

 
 
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Review: Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater's movies tend to work best when they feel like hanging out. There's a breeziness to the language as people walk, talk, and spend time with one another that resembles genuine conversation. The Before trilogy best exemplifie...

 
 
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Review: Detroit

In the opening scene of Detroit, a large group of African Americans are rounded up and arrested en masse for having an indoor party; their crime: not having a liquor license, supposedly. They are put in the backs of paddy wagons u...

 
 
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Review: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan is a well-known name. As modern-day filmmakers go, his name is near the top of the list of directors that studios will trust with boatloads (literally in this case) of money to bring projects to life. Strange then, that in...

 
 
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Neill Blomkamp's newest OATS short brings us to Vietnam

Following up on the heels of the release of yet another sci-fi story with Sigourney Weaver last week, Neill Blomkamp's OATS Studio has released a new sci-fi short film on both YouTube and the game distribution platform Steam. Taking place i...

 
 
 
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Tom Cruise: Top Gun Sequel is on like Donkey Kong

Though industry rags (yes you, Variety) have yet to run with this blasphemy, reputable rags like USA Today are reporting on the revelation that aired on some little known news program from ... and let me confirm I'm getting this right with ...

 
 
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Review: The Wall

The premise is simple, the film anything but. Iraq, 2007. The war is coming to an end, but maybe someone should have told that to the "bad guys." Two American soldiers. Not just any American soldiers, but a sniper team, Aaron Johnson (...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

I can say this about Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: Ang Lee and his cast have their hearts in the right place. Adapted from Ben Fountain's novel of the same name, the film is constantly trying to remind its viewers about the toll that war...

 
 
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First trailer for Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson isn't a good guy. He's also a really talented director. This kind of sucks because it's hard to watch his stuff without being sick with yourself for watching his stuff. I'm running into that problem after watching the trailer for...

 
 
 
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Tribeca Review: National Bird

One of the most memorable passages in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five involves World War II played in reverse. Bombers flying backwards rebuild cities, and the dead become high school students and babies, and everything ruined is made a...

 
 
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Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

(Editor's Note: This review was written before the knowledge that there was a 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer before the movie. Press did not get to see that trailer. If I had the film would have gotten a 10/10 off of the waves of euphoria...

 
 
 
 
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See American Sniper early and free

I thought American Sniper missed its target (sorry) a bit, but there is no doubt that the film is both powerful and well made. If you're into that kind of thing then you probably want some passes to see it... tonight. Yes, it's a bit r...

 
 
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Review: American Sniper

Clint Eastwood is easily one of the best directors in Hollywood so him tackling the incredible story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is something to get pretty excited about. We already know he has the war movie chops thanks to Letters ...

 
 
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Review: Kill Team

The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in which the United States has been involved. The operation is nowhere near as successful as hoped, which is part of the reality of fighting a war in Afghanistan, a lesson that the Sov...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: The Project

At the end of The Project we're shown events that happened in March 2013 involving the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF). There's  a harrowing stand-off with Somali pirates just off the coast. Since the events and developments were...

 
 
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Trailer: Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars is a Sundance selected documentary by director Richard Rowley which seeks to shed light on the extremely covert operations of the United States government's Joint Special Operations Command. Dirty Wars follows investigative repo...

 
 
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Trailer: Library Wars (Toshokan Sensou)

Library Wars (Toshokan Sensō) has a concept so strange yet fresh that I'm immediately intrigued. Adapted from a series of Japanese light novels (young adult novels) by Hiro Arikawa, Library Wars also spawned a manga and anime adaptati...

 
 
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Book: All the Emperor's Men: Kurosawa's Pearl Harbor

There's a song on Cursive's The Ugly Organ called "Art is Hard." The title is so facile and yet you know it's true. In Les Blank's documentary The Burden of Dreams, you watch Werner Herzog suffer potential ruin in order to complete Fitzcarr...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Author Hiroshi Tasogawa

With Tora! Tora! Tora!, producer Darryl F. Zanuck hoped to do for the Pearl Harbor attack what The Longest Day did for the D-Day invasion. To helm the Japanese sequences of the film, he enlisted Akira Kurosawa. The director felt he was task...

 
 
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TV spot for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty

The early buzz has been extremely positive for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, her docudrama about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden. Many of the early reviews have praised the film for its overall leanness and intensity. It may...

 
 
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Trailer: I Declare War

When I was younger and played outside with my friends, we would always imagine up stories that we should follow. There were so many intricacies to our plot lines that, to this day, I still have no real idea what the hell we were doing.&nbs...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...

 
 
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Review: My Way

It's hard to shock me. My time on the internet has done a lot to desensitize me. But if there's one type of movie that should continue to make me feel truly uncomfortable, it's a war film. War is hell, the saying goes, and any movie with an...

 
 
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Losing My Virginity: The Great Escape

[Losing My Virginity articles are reviews written by someone who still hasn't seen an incredibly popular movie after all these years. LMV reviews are interesting in that they can offer the perspective of a person who's untainted by the clou...

 
 




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Koko-di Koko-da"Groundhog Day for grieving parents"

 

Rambo: Last Blood"Rambome Alone"

 

Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 
 
 
 
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