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All That Jazz

Cafe Society, written and directed by Woody Allen, is more of an experience than a film. Bobby, a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who has just moved to Hollywood to work for his uncle (Steve Carell), falls in love with Vonnie … Continue reading

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Into the Wild

Hunt for the Wilderpeople seems like a simple, predictable story. Troubled foster kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) finally gets placed with a good family. Things seem to be going well with his new foster mom Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and grumpy … Continue reading

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Body Talk

Swiss Army Man is no ordinary film. It is a deep dissection of happiness, relationships, and how we replicate our society through the way we interact with others. Oh, and with a touch of magical realism and a couple of … Continue reading

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Inner Interpretations

Unfolding in a beautiful and slightly fantastical way, The Fits follows Toni, an adolescent African-American girl uncertain about her place in the world, as she explores what it means to feel the pressure of social norms for the first time. … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Maggie’s Plan is what happens when a “romcom” grows up and becomes a true romantic comedy, a more mature, more charming version of the usual genre trappings. The film centers around Maggie (Greta Gerwig), who breaks up a marriage between … Continue reading

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Visual Splendor: An Appriciation of A Bigger Splash

With a garbled phone call on a micro-beach in Italy, the drama of A Bigger Splash begins. Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), a rock star singer rendered silent by a vocal operation, and her partner Paul De Smedt (Matthais Schoenaerts) welcome … Continue reading

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