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Review: Love, Simon

Love, Simon is the story of Simon Spier, a closeted high school student who isn't sure of how or when to come out, when another student at his school posts anonymously about being gay on his school's Tumblr. He responds with his own anonymo...

 
 
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See Learning to Drive early and free

Do you know how to drive? Good then you can make it to a free screening of Learning to Drive.  I'm sorry, that was really terrible. Sometimes it's hard to open these things up, but you should still grab passes for the film. It sounds l...

 
 
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First trailer for Cameron Crowe's Aloha

Sony has finally given us our first look at Cameron Crowe's, who's done so many fabulous projects like Elizabethtown, Jerry Maguire, Say Anything, Almost Famous, and uh, We Bought a Zoo, latest project Aloha. Starring Bradley Cooper and Em...

 
 
 
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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: 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 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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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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Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shadow things don't...

 
 
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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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Flix for Short: Long Live The Kings

Long Live The Kings is a short, lyrical documentary about motorcycles and the open road. Shot entirely on film in the French Pyrénnées, Long Live The Kings follows a small crew of bikers and has poetic narration about the rom...

 
 
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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: 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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Trailer: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

In Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Roony Mara and Casey Affleck star as a star-crossed couple on the lam, and it looks pretty intense. Also, as Dre brings up regularly on Flixist's podcast, Flixistentialism, Casey Affleck is dreamy. And also a g...

 
 
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Trailer: Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo (titled L'Écume des Jours or "Froth on the Daydream" in French) is director Michel Gondry's newest dealings with love and loss. With such previous heavy-hitters as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of...

 
 
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Trailer: The Brass Teapot

The Brass Teapot stars Juno Temple and Michael Angarano as a young husband a wife, in love and broke. One day Alice (Temple) finds a brass teapot at an antique shop, but the star-crossed lovers quickly realize that this is no ordinary teap...

 
 
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How to use movies to cure your Valentine's Day blues

Whether you're happily or unhappily single, if you're single at all, Valentine's day will probably make you sick to your stomach. The important thing to realize today is that you're not alone in this. As someone who's freshly and unhappily ...

 
 
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Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download

Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and download a .pdf file t...

 
 
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Liz's Top 5 Date Movies of 2012

So, you've finally landed a date with that cutie you've had a crush on for a while, but he/she just wants to hang out and have a chill night-in? All your fears start rushing into your mind - what do you watch together, do you put on somethi...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Adelaide

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders's Adelaide is about Adelaide (Anna Margaret Hollyman), a lonely woman who fakes illnesses to get attention. One day at the pharmacy counter she meets Brad, an aspiring paramedic, and declares that she wou...

 
 
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Trailer: From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill is the newest full length movie to come out of Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli. Based on a manga by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama, Poppy Hill's screenplay was adapted by Ghibli mega-star Hayao ...

 
 
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Trailer: A Buddy Story

Television show Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars in A Buddy Story, an indie drama romcom about a lonely solo musician named Buddy, (get it?) played by Gavin Bellour, and his flighty and insecure neighbor Susan, played by Moss. Moss looks pre...

 
 
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Trailer: Take This Waltz

Uh oh, time to get the tissues! In Take This Waltz, Michelle Williams stars as Margot (Indie movie parameter #1: Have a character named Margot - check.) a young woman who finds her happy marriage thrown into question when she falls for her...

 
 
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Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst have an Upside Down love

Plenty of images surfaced today from the upcoming sci-fi romance Upside Down, starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, and directed by Juan Solanas. According to Collider, the film is about a man who falls in love with a woman he saw on TV ...

 
 




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Blood Quantum"Blood, gore, zombies... social commentary"

 

Capone"The Fonz freaks out"

 

Tribeca Asia"Boring me to death"

 

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Tribeca 12 Hour Shift"A real night shift from hell"

 

Tribeca Ainu Mosir"Kuma killer"

 

The Willoughbys"Of mustaches and murder"

 

Extraction"It's all we got"

 

The Midnight Gospel"Duuuuuuuuuuuude"

 

Agent Toby Barks"That's the ticket"

 

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close"A look behind the comedy curtain"

 

Trolls World Tour"Sing it again, Sam... but not as good"

 

Tigertail"A stroll down memory lane"

 

Butt Boy"Solid"

 

We Summon the Darkness"Attack of the evil church girls"

 

Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"