Posts from: January 2014

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Laggies

I’ve been a fan of Lynn Shelton’s work for YEARS. Between Hump Day and Your Sister’s Sister—I can’t get enough of her ability to capture those awkward relationships we all have with people we love. Humans have complicated intentions behind their actions, and she knows exactly how to show it on screen to make it…

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The Double

image Have you ever seen The IT Crowd? How about Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace? No? Well, if you have a sense of humor, you should probably do whatever you possibly can to watch these TV shows. Anyway, what these shows have in common is Richard Ayoade—who is a genius of a filmmaker. His first feature film…

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A Most Wanted Man

One line review: This is an intense, but slow building espionage film that will give you a new perspective on the different approaches to acquiring intelligence and tracking terrorists. It’s just about a hair faster paced than Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I’m not a huge fan of espionage films. I mean, they can be loads…

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Screening Numba Two: The Babadook

This. Movie. Scared. The. Shit. Outta. Me. I don’t usually watch horror films—mostly because I’m a gigantic chicken. Also because I feel like the current state of mainstream horror cinema is just torture porn. I hate that. This film was in no way in that category. One Line Review: “A thoughtfully creepy and engaging horror…

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First Screening of Sundance 2014: The Overnighters

Another amazing benefit of volunteering is that we get special early volunteer screenings. These are almost always guaranteed entry and also act as a really nice reunion with all the faces I haven’t seen in a year. This year’s first volunteer screening was the documentary “The Overnighters”. One line review: “This film captures the dark…

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