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Review: Trip of Compassion

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to attend a select theatrical screening of the Israeli film Trip of Compassion, both from a psychological point of view and as a critic attempting to make objective sense of the deep humanitaria...

 
 
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Review: White Boy Rick

What’s shocking about White Boy Rick is not the lower-middle class family drama of 1980s eastside Detroit; it’s not the violence (relatively mild for a drug film); it’s not the depiction of a young girl becoming ...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: Shadowman

There's a familiar narrative about the self-destructive artist, or maybe it's one that we want to see borne out in real life and in narratives about artists as characters. The brilliant artist is ignored but persists in their craft, achieve...

 
 
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Review: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

In my long tenure here at Flixist I've carved out a niche for myself. If you see a review for a Seth Rogen film or a sequel to a comedy, chances are it's my words you're reading. So little did I know I'd stick around here long enough for th...

 
 
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First full trailer for Escobar: Paradise Lost

I'd developed a taste for drug stories growing up, and Pablo Escobar was the subject of a majority of them. A Columbian cocaine juggernaut in the 80s-90s (who most likely inspired the "Columbian drug lord" trope in films today), he was ren...

 
 
 
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Review: Don Peyote

Whenever someone mentions Dan Fogler, I'm suddenly interested. He's a comedic dynamo who always seems to choose interesting or niche projects. Directing his second film since 2009, Fogler displays acting ability that he really hasn't be abl...

 
 
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Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican

Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface. It was painted...

 
 
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Woody Harrelson is just a treasure

Did you know that Liam Hemsorth (Gale in The Hunger Games) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor in Thor: The Dark World) were brothers? Then you already know more information than a terribly dazed and confused Woody Harrelson. In an interview with CB...

 
 
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Review: The Counselor

Cormac McCarthy books have been made into some of the best movies you will ever watch. The likes of No Country for Old Men and The Road are the epitome of how adaptations should work and McCarthy's blend of philosophical dialog an...

 
 
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New trailer for Ridley Scott's The Counselor gets bad

A new trailer has arrived for Ridley Scott's The Counselor, which was written by Cormac McCarthy, the author of Blood Meridian, The Border Trilogy, and The Road. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, Came...

 
 
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Tribeca doc Oxyana causes controversy in West Virginia

Alec and I didn't like the drug addiction documentary Oxyana at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Apparently we're not alone. A number of West Virginia residents are upset with director Sean Dunne and claim that he has misrepresented the t...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Oxyana

A couple of weeks ago, the 1995 patent on the painkiller OxyContin expired. OxyContin is a particularly potent form of the opioid Oxycodone, and is intended to be released over time rather than immediately. When taken orally, this worked as...

 
 
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Review: All American Zombie Drugs

What should you expect with a film titled All American Zombie Drugs? It can go one of two ways. Either the film is going for B-movie style horror or the title is a reference to the pulpy nature of its art house take on drugs. So which direc...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for Snitch

Here's another one of those Super Bowl TV spots cropping up early, but a bit of an unannounced surpise. This time it's Snitch starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Susan Sarandon, and Michael Kenneth Williams. Like the World War Z TV spot we...

 
 
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Trailer: Snitch

Snitch is the next vehicle for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's film career, and it looks like it has potential. Johnson stars as a construction worker working undercover for the DEA in order to get his son released from prison after being...

 
 
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Check out Schwarzenegger's tattoos in David Ayer's Ten

Man, Arnie sure is rockin' and rollin' now isn't he? He got an extended role in Expendables 2, starring in a film with Sly Stallone in which he gets a cool mustache, heading up his own hopefully cheesy movie, The Last Stand, and crushing hi...

 
 
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Trailer: How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Unfortunately for broke hipsters like myself, this isn't some "how to" documentary as the title suggests. I was lured in with false promises of quick and easy money like that one time I stood in front of a Home Depot to get some quick work...

 
 
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Trailer: High School

Look out, it's another high school movie with possibly the most simplistic name ever: High School! Oh wait, they're doing drugs? Oh, so it's High School, since they're getting high...yep, still a boring title. This 90-minute romp follows t...

 
 
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Narc sequel more likely to happen than A-Team sequel

Say what you will about The A-Team movie, but for a contrived action film based on a ridiculous 70's television show, that movie was fun as hell. Recently at a press junket for The Grey, Joe Carnahan stated that an A-Team sequel would not b...

 
 
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Darren Aronofsky directs four new anti-meth PSAs

How many times have you been talking about Requiem for a Dream and someone has made the joke that if you want kids to stay off drugs you should just screen the movie in health class. Of course that's not really plausible for a variety of r...

 
 
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Trailer: Austin High

Austin is best represented by films like Slacker and Dazed and Confused. This city I love and live in really is full of stoners, deadbeats, and crazy people. Stereotypes exist for a reason, after all. Yet, I think things aren't quite as cr...

 
 
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Trailer: I Melt With You

Above is a trailer for I Melt With You, a film which possibly contains the most handsome ensemble cast of 40 somethings ever seen. Directed by Mark Pellington (who directed the severely underrated Arlington Road), I Melt With You...

 
 




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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?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"