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2024 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films Review

Starting February 16, the 19th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films will be available in over 700 theaters globally and in ...
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Ghostwritten (2024) Movie Review: The Story Needs More Spelled Out

As a writer, there are days where inspiration becomes elusive. But what happens when those days turn into months and ...
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There Is a Monster Movie Review: A Labor of Love That Misses the Mark

There Is a Monster is the story of Jack, a photographer who is hoping for his big break while dealing ...
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Immediate Family (2023) Movie Review: A Must-watch for Music Lovers

Denny Tedesco introduced the world to the Wrecking Crew with the release of his film of the same name. Now Tedesco ...
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Book Review: Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies by Léonie Bischoff

Diarist and author Anaïs Nin lived an extraordinary and controversial life. From Henry Miller to John Steinbeck, she had many lovers ...
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Book Review: Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir: A Complete Package

Dark corners. Quiet conversations. Secrets that get spilled after a few too many. This could be a scene from a ...
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AlienCon 2023 Review: A Weekend to Discover You Are Not Alone

Courtesy of A+E Networks When people ask those who believe in UFOs, UAPs, and aliens, if we are alone in ...
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2023 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films Review

Starting February 17, the 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be available in over 500 theaters across 75+ theatrical markets ...
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Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece DVD Review: The Restoration and Reopening of a Historic and Beautiful Landmark

Many people know Frank Lloyd Wright for his incredible home designs such as Cedar Rock and the Hollyhock House. However, ...
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Bloom Up: A Swinger Couple Story DVD Review: A Film That’s Not for Everyone

The old saying goes that we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. But what happens when we are ...
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Battle of the Worlds Blu-ray Review: An Early Sci-fi Gem

In a time of incredible special effects and science fiction becoming more reality than fiction, it can be difficult for ...
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Back to the Beach Blu-ray Review: Fun, Playful, and an Enjoyable Watch

Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello were some of the earliest teen idols. And as the 1980s gave rise to cable television ...
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The Skunk Ape Experiments Review: More Investigative than Sensational

While the term "Skunk Ape" might sound like an insult you hurl at someone, those in the world of paranormal ...
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Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon DVD Review: Insanity Ensues

If you're a fan of the ridiculous and over-the-top comedy of the Reno 911! series, your fandom will only grow in ...
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Boomerang (1992) Blu-ray Review: A Hilarious Film That Is Still Challenging Stereotypes

I remember seeing Boomerang in theaters when it first came out. I have seen it many times since and still ...
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American Werewolves Movie Review: Has the Vibe of a 1980’s Network Special About Cryptids

The independent production company Small Town Monsters is not afraid to explore topics in the worlds of the strange and ...
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Fire in the Sky Blu-ray Review: A Compelling Story

Even with news of UFOs and UAPs in the pages of The New York Times and in the halls of ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: The DOC

In the rap and hip hop world, it's one thing to have confidence and ego about being one of the ...
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Offseason Movie Review: Holistically Brilliant

A Shudder exclusive, Offseason is the newest film from writer and director Mickey Keating. Broken into chapters, the film starts ...
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Dashcam (2021) Movie Review: Rob Savage’s Film Misses the Mark

Dashcam is the new film from writer and director Rob Savage who received a lot of attention and acclaim after ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon

If you were watching MTV in the late '80s, not only was Elvis everywhere thanks to Mojo Nixon, but so ...
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Marionette Land DVD Review: What Happens When a Dream Is Realized, Then Deferred?

​In his poem, "Harlem," Langston Hughes considers what happens to a dream deferred?​ But what happens when a dream is ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: Mama Bears

When you grow up in the Christian faith, you are told that if you follow God, honor Jesus, and stay ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: A Lot of Nothing

A Lot of Nothing begins in the place where the pain and anger about continued injustice turns from a passive ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: I Love My Dad

There is the old saying that “the truth is stranger than fiction.” So, it might be hard to believe that ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: This Much I Know to Be True

Months ahead of its cinematic release in theaters, the SXSW audience had the opportunity to view the new music documentary ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart

For many people, they were raised learning that we should be thinking more than feeling in our everyday lives and ...
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2022 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films Review

ShortsTV presents the 17th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical releases. Spanning the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, the ...
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Salt in My Soul Movie Review: What It Means to Search for Hope and Answers

Most of us don't consider our own mortality as children. But children who live with chronic diseases are forced to ...
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TV Review: Diary of the Grizzly Man

Many people were first introduced to the work, life, and horrific death of Timothy Treadwell through the 2005 Werner Herzog ...
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To What Remains Movie Review: A Moving and Beautiful Story

My brother Robert is a combat veteran. He served as a tank gunner in the U.S. Army during the Gulf ...
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TV Review: VOIR: Season One

From executive producers David Fincher and David Prior comes VOIR. Season One of this new Netflix series is a collection ...
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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain DVD Review: Not the Biopic That Some Might Think

I have had to sit for a while figuring out how to write about and review Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony ...
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Movie Review: Joy Ride (2021)

As a writer and a comedian, you never want to be hacky. And I certainly don't want to be hacky ...
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Mommie Dearest Limited Edition Blu-ray Review: A True Cult Classic

For people of a certain age, wire hangers conjure up images of Joan Crawford. I was around six years old ...
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Copshop Movie Review: A Fun, Exciting Watch

“Copshop” is a slang term for a police station and is the title of Joe Carnahan’s newest film. Set in ...
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Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Movie Review: A Warm Love Letter

For many movie fans, Boris Karloff lumbered onto their screens as Frankenstein’s monster or as the Mummy. And for others ...
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Book Review: Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It by Eve Golden

If you saw a headline about a blonde bombshell actress living in a “pink palace” with her muscular husband, pack ...
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Punk the Capital Blu-ray Review: Building a Sound Movement

If you are a punk or a fan of punk and hardcore, you know the importance of Washington DC in the ...
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Trances Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Beautiful Audiovisual Journey

During a four-month period, filmmaker Ahmed El-Maanouni followed the politically and peace-minded avant-pop band Nass El Ghiwane on their tour ...
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TV Review: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

What happens when a man begins to investigate a case as a journalist, but then becomes so engrossed in the ...
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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Movie Review: And How Sesame Street Got to Us

November 1969 was the first time children across the country would hear the theme song to a new television show ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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The Yellow Wallpaper (2021) Movie Review: Beautiful but Lacks the Horror

In 1890, Charlotte Perkins Gilman penned her story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” This feminist tale documents a woman named Jane’s battle ...
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TV Review: The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

The summer of 1985 was filled with terror for Southern California residents. A serial killer, who would come to be ...
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Dear Santa (2020) Movie Review: A Lesson in Miracle

The United States Post Office has had quite a challenging year. Leadership changes, cutbacks, setbacks, and financial woes are just ...
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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan Movie Review

Do you listen to the Pogues? If your answer is "no" or "I'm not sure", as the holidays are upon ...
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Where She Lies Movie Review: ‘It Was a Different Time’

There is a point in the new documentary, Where She Lies, where one of the interviewees uses the phrase, “It was ...
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The Mothman Legacy Movie Review: For an Audience New to the Legend

If you grew up in a town that has local legends, you no doubt grew up hearing the stories that ...
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Seat 20D Movie Review: Suse Lowenstein Shines a Light with Her Sculpture ‘Dark Elegy’

Do you remember where you were when you learned that your life had just changed forever? Perhaps it was when ...
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Mr. Soul! Movie Review: There Has Never Been Another Show Like It

There is the old adage that history repeats itself. And if we look to the streets and look to our ...
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Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story Movie Review: Yes, Sir. I Do Like It

Do you know what rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, and over your neighbor's dog? Do you know who ...
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Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Movie Review: A Flesh-filled Journey that Lacks a Critical Eye

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies is the new documentary that chronicles the storied history of nudity in American ...
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Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo Movie Review: A Complex and Compelling Story

As a culture, we love all kinds of stories. Stories of people coming from nothing to achieve great success. Stories ...
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Hot Docs 2020 Review: All That I Am

Imagine being six years old and the stepfather who is supposed to provide for you and protect you, repeatedly violates ...
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Ovid and the Art of Love Movie Review: Writer/Director Esmé von Hoffman Connects the Ancient Subject Matter with Modern Day

Ovid and the Art of Love sets the life of the Roman poet Ovid in modern-day Detroit. Through historical fiction, the ...
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Phenomenacon 2020 Review: The First Online Paranormal and Occult Convention

As spring moves towards summer, for many of us these seasons are usually full of conventions. Conventions that celebrate our ...
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Looking for Alaska DVD Review: Well Written and Well Acted

Looking for Alaska brings the critically acclaimed work of author John Green to the screen in this eight-episode Hulu Original limited ...
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Book Review: The Last Book on the Left: Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

Dark humor and dark subject matter seem to go hand in hand. Combine those things with the incredible illustrations of ...
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2020 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

On January 29, ShortsTV will debut THE 2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS at the IFC Center in New York City ...
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TV Review: Hellier: Season 2

Last year, Season 1 of Hellier debuted on YouTube and quickly won over fans and critics alike. The ten episodes of Hellier: Season 2 ...
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Concert Review: Art Alexakis – The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, CA – 11/15/19

I've been an Everclear fan since the beginning. I have all the albums, a ton of rare singles, and even ...
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Robin Williams: Comic Genius (5-DVD Set) Review: A Retrospective of the Brilliant Comedian

Time Life, in conjunction with the estate of Robin Williams, has released Robin Williams: Comic Genius as a 5-disc DVD collection. This ...
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Always in Season Movie Review: Not an Easy Watch, but an Important One

As a parent, the loss of a child is one of the worst and unimaginable losses you can face. But ...
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Toni Morrison, The Pieces I Am DVD Review: Dense with Content That Pulls in the Viewer

On August 5, 2019, Toni Morrison shed her mortal coil and the world lost one of its most important literary ...
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache DVD Review: Returning a Chapter to Cinema History

As someone who spent time studying film in college, I was taught about the early pioneers of film like the ...
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Criterion Collection Review: Visually Stunning and Aesthetically Engaging

In 2001, writer, director, and star John Cameron-Mitchell and composer and lyricist Stephen Trask took their cutting-edge musical Hedwig and the ...
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Book Review: Strange Cures by Rob Zabrecky

A good magician is always a joy to witness, but when a magician can curate a full experience of amazing ...
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Becoming Evil: Serial Killers DVD Review: This Academic Series Has a Lot of Challenges

I love true crime. I listen to true-crime podcasts. I will watch true-crime television shows. And I absolutely love documentaries ...
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Project Blue Book: Season 1 Blu-ray Review: The Plot Is Intriguing, but the Pacing Is Slow

Project Blue Book follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) who is a college professor recruited by the U.S. military to ...
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A Star Is Born (2018) Blu-ray Review: An Engaging Tale of Addiction, Fame, Partnership, and Family

Confession time. I have not seen any other version of A Star Is Born. I have not seen the Barbra ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-ray Review: A Moving Portrait of a Band and a Man Who Became Music Royalty

Bohemian Rhapsody follows the formation of Queen from their early days as a band called "Smile" who hires Freddie Mercury ...
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2019 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar-nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release ...
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Bright Lights, Big City: 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition Review: Still Rings True in Today’s Social-media and Celebrity-obsessed Culture

Bright Lights, Big City is being released in a Special Collector's Edition for its 30th Anniversary celebration. The film is ...
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Hallelujah the Hills Blu-ray Review: Did Not Hit the Mark

Hallelujah the Hills was written and directed by Adolfas Mekas. The film was a hit at the 1963 Cannes Film ...
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Love, Gilda Movie Review: A Beautiful and Personal Portrait

If you notice, as you are reading this review, that I sound sentimental for Gilda Radner, it's because I am. ...
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The Doctor from India DVD Review: An Incredible Story

Kino Lorber presents The Doctor from India, a documentary film by Jeremy Frindel that explores the life and career of ...
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We Are Not Done Yet Movie Review: An Important Documentary About Veterans

November. A month where many people are focusing on the upcoming holiday season. But before Thanksgiving, there is another holiday. ...
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Pacific Rim: Uprising Blu-ray Review: Too Many Characters, Not Enough Kaiju

The action in Pacific Rim: Uprising takes place 10 years after the initial breach that allowed the Kaiju to try ...
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RBG Movie Review: Evidence Why Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Definitely the Notorious RBG

As a woman living in 2018, it can be easy to take the rights and opportunities that women currently have ...
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The Rape of Recy Taylor Movie Review: An Important Story but a Problematic Film

In September of 1944, Recy Taylor and two friends were walking home from church when a carload of six white ...
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2018 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films Review

ShortsTV, the World's Only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, is currently showing “THE 2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ...
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General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait is the 1974 documentary film by Barbet Schroeder. Known for such films as Bar ...
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Dean DVD Review: Funny, Uncomfortable, Emotional, and Beautiful

Dean is a film about grief and how people deal with the aftermath of death differently. In the the film, ...
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Director Mickey Lemle on His New Film, The Last Dalai Lama?

While serving in the Peace Corps in Nepal, writer, director, and producer Mickey Lemle began engaging with the Tibetan people ...
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The Future of Work and Death DVD Review: Raises More Questions Than Answers

The Future of Work and Death is a documentary narrated by British actor Dudley Sutton. The film is broken into ...
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LAFF 2017 Review: MOSS

MOSS takes place over a 36-hour period in a small riverside town in rural North Carolina. The film opens with ...
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I Am Not Your Negro Movie Review: A Film That Needs to Be Seen and Taught

I think about James Baldwin quite a lot. I think about his writings and his teachings. I think about the ...
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2017 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

Through the wars of the past and the present to the wars that we battle in our own bodies, this ...
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The BFG DVD Review: Steven Spielberg Captures the Essence of Roald Dahl’s Story

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is based on the book by beloved children's author Roald Dahl. It is the story ...
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Joshy Blu-ray Review: A Darkly Funny Film about Loss and Friendship 

A few months after his fiancé Rachel (Alison Brie) commits suicide on his birthday, Joshy (Thomas Middleditch) decides he still ...
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Now Hear This Podcast Festival 2016 Review

Disclaimer: I'm a podcaster and a podcast fan. I was one fourth of the amazing team of the now-retired Scorebored. ...
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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review: One of the Funniest Movies in a Long Time

After a series of unfortunate events at important family events, Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave's (Zac Efron) parents (Stephen Root ...
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Actress Sarah Baker on Christopher Guest’s Mascots

In case you missed it, Christopher Guest has given the world a new movie, Mascots. I had the chance to ...
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Actress Susan Yeagley on Christopher Guest’s Mascots

It has been 10 years since Christopher Guest has treated the world to a film. It is not that Guest ...
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The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 Blu-ray Review: A Secret Life Has Consequences

The Girlfriend Experience is a show about Christine Reade (Riley Keough), a law student and law intern in Chicago who ...
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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records DVD Review: Not Enough Focus on the Fall

​When I started buying music as a teen, The Wherehouse, Sam Goody, and Licorice Pizza could never compare to the ...
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Maron Ended and My Dad Died, but Not in That Order

Three years ago today​, my family and friends gathered at my parent's house to celebrate the life of my father ...
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The Boss (Unrated) Blu-ray Review: Filled with Brilliant, Comedic Performances

Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is an orphan, rejected by numerous families, who bucks the ideals of traditional family in order ...
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The Family Fang DVD Review: A Beautiful Mix of Sharp Comedy and Poignant Drama

Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang use public disruption to create their art. Once they become parents, they include their ...
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Book Review: Hollywood Cafe: Coffee with the Stars by Steven Rea

Author Steven Rea has collected photos of over 200 Hollywood stars enjoying coffee in his book Hollywood Café: Coffee with ...
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The Danish Girl Blu-ray Review: A Complex, Beautiful Tale of Love and Identity

The Danish Girl is a complex tale of love and identity. This film tells the story of landscape artist Einar ...
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2016 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

This year the Oscar-nominated short documentary films all address uncomfortable subject matter that most people don't want to talk about. ...
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iZombie: The Complete First Season DVD Review: An Enjoyable Take on the Zombie Narrative

The CW series iZombie is loosely based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name by Chris Roberson and Michael ...
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Call Me Lucky Director Bobcat Goldthwait Talks about Barry Crimmins, the Loss of His Best Friend, and the State of Comedy Today

Call Me Lucky is Bobcat Goldthwait's funny and powerful documentary about comedian, political satirist, and activist Barry Crimmins. The film ...
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Alexander Skarsgard Talks About The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl opened this past Friday in select theaters. It is the directorial debut for Marielle ...
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl Movie Review: A Refreshing and Honest Look at Female Adolescence and Sexuality

The Diary of a Teenage Girl is based on Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel of the same name. It tells story ...
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LEGO Jurassic World PS4 Game Review: Captures the Fun of Both Franchise

LEGO continues its video-game franchise with the new LEGO Jurassic World from Warner Brothers Games and TT Games. If gamers ...
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Heaven Adores You Blu-ray Review: As Personal as Elliot Smith’s Music

I wanted to watch and review Heaven Adores You, the new documentary about Elliot Smith, because I am a huge ...
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Stray Cats: Live at Rockpalast Review: A Great Live Concert DVD

The American Rockabilly scene would not be what it is today without the influential music of the Stray Cats. Their ...
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The Book of Negroes DVD Review: Important Miniseries Adds New Perspective to North American History

As a genre, historical fiction when adapted well for film or television, can teach people about important parts of history. ...
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One Cut, One Life Movie Review: A Metaphor Only Goes So Far

From an early age most people are taught not to speak ill of the dead, but is it okay to ...
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Cake Blu-ray Review: Learning to Live Again

Cake is the story of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston), a woman living with chronic pain after a tragic accident. She ...
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Director Jason Priestley on His Feature-film Debut, Cas & Dylan

Cas & Dylan is a film about two people at the opposite ends of life who are thrown together on ...
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Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Movie Review: Visually Captivating

What happens when a simple man asks simple questions that require complex answers that he cannot understand? This is what ...
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The Wrecking Crew Movie Review: A Musical History and a Labor of Love

A few months back Marc Maron released an episode of his podcast, WTF, where he sat down with Denny Tedesco ...
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Remembering Bruce Sinofsky and How He Changed My Life

Part of the reason I tend to review a lot of documentaries for Cinema Sentries because I know, on a ...
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2015 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

This year's nominated short-subject documentaries include two films from Poland, two films from the United States, and one film from ...
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A Will for the Woods DVD Review: A Documentary That Deserves to Be Seen

“Honor the dead, heal the living, and invite in the divine.” These are the words of Joe Sehee, founder and ...
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The Skeleton Twins Blu-ray Review: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Are Fantastic Centerpieces

The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as twin siblings, Milo and Maggie, who have not spoken to ...
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The One I Love Blu-ray Review: Seeing is Believing

Films about couples on the brink of losing their relationship are nothing new. We go to the theater to see ...
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Planes: Fire and Rescue Blu-ray Combo Review: Geared Toward Younger Kids

Planes: Fire & Rescue is the second of three movies planned for the Planes trilogy which is a spin-off from ...
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review: An Amazing Documentary

Most stories you hear about managers in the entertainment business are tales of cutthroat men and women who only care ...
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LEGO Ninjago Rebooted: Battle for New Ninjago City, Season Three Part One DVD Review

LEGO has brought back Ninjago for a third season to the Cartoon Network. It begins with the Ninjas as teachers ...
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Circle the Wagen DVD Review: Definitely Worth Watching

The term, "circle the wagons" come from the period of pioneer expansion in America. If one wagon in a wagon ...
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Battling the Bear: Reflections on Robin Williams (1951-2014)

“Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you” - Preacher Roe That quote is what has been ...
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Previewing Epic Ink, A&E’s New Tattoo Series

Tattoos and tattoo parlors have not always been part of mainstream American culture; however, the times have changed and more ...
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GMO OMG Movie Review: Where is the H.O.P.E

Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert has returned to teach the world about food again, but this time he is not talking about ...
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Bronies vs. A Brony Tale: A “Tail” of Two Brony Documentaries

When I get a movie to review, I really try not to compare it with other films that cover the ...
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Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure DVD Review: A Cute, Fun, Family Film

If you've watched Ellen, you have more than likely seen these YouTube sensations who have become tiny stars. (If you ...
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Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Review: Something Old, Barely Anything New

Author Nicholas Sparks writes tales of love and loss. The movies that have been generated out of his books can ...
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Hell Baby (Unrated) DVD Review: Destined to Be a Cult Classic

I'm biased. I'm a comedy nerd. I loved and still do love The State and Reno 911. I think that ...
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Rifftrax Live!: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Review: An Odd Christmas Classic

If you are not familiar with Fathom Events, the company does one-night-only events of films, operas, and other special events ...
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CeeLo Green Is Loberace: Live in Vegas Blu-ray Review: What Happened in Vegas?

Oh, Ceelo. I had such high hopes when your disc arrived in the mail. I am a fan of the ...
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New Girl: The Complete Second Season DVD Review: Another Great Season

New Girl is one of the best shows on television today. To just refer to it as sitcom is to ...
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Family Guy: Volume Eleven DVD Review: Okay, Not Spectacular

I love Family Guy and watch both the new episodes as well as those in syndication. However Volume Eleven of ...
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My Father and the Man in Black Movie Review: Beautifully Moving

My Father and the Man in Black is the beautifully moving documentary by Jonathan Holiff about his father Saul Holiff. ...
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Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ Movie Review: A Love Letter to the Man and His Work

Where to begin writing about this documentary is like asking where to begin when you look at one of Robert ...
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American Courtesans Movie Review: More Case Study than Documentary

American Courtesans is a documentary by Kristen DiAngelo and James Johnson about the world of women who work as escorts ...
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The Last Ride (2012) Blu-ray Review: It Should Never Have Been Taken

I will start this review by stating that I am a huge Hank Williams Sr. fan and I like old-school ...
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Yossi Movie Review: A Beautifully Crafted Film in Every Aspect

Yossi is the beautiful sequel to Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox's 2002 film, Yossi & Jagger. The films is set 10 ...
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Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review: A Less Exciting Karate Kid for Surfers

I was excited to check out this movie because I liked the soundtrack so much and I love Gerard Butler. ...
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The Sessions Blu-ray Review: A Beautiful Story About the Desires That Make Us All Human

The Sessions is based on the true-life experiences of poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who has spent most of his ...
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After Kony: Staging Hope DVD Review: The Play’s the Thing

The war in Northern Uganda has been getting a lot of attention in the media as of late. It probably ...
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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip DVD Review: Worth Watching

This documentary follows three friends, Mark Dixon and husband and wife, Ben and Julie Evans, who decide to go on ...
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Book Review: Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady by Darryl and Tuezdae Littleton

Lately I just keep on reviewing books around here. What can I say, I love to read about the films ...
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Interview with John Kenneth Muir, Author of An Askew View 2: The Films of Kevin Smith

In 1997, Chasing Amy, the third film from writer-director Kevin Smith hit theaters. I had seen his first film Clerks and liked it, ...
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Chasing Mavericks: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review

Chasing Mavericks is the true story of surfing star and legend Jay Moriarty. At 15 years old, he discovers the surf ...
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Circle Jerks: My Career as a Jerk DVD Review: A Wonderful Documentary

If you know anything about punk rock, you know the Circle Jerks. They were one of L.A.'s most seminal and ...
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Give Up Tomorrow DVD Review: A Story That Needs to be Watched and Shared

On July 16th, 1997, Marijoy and Jackie Chiong went missing on their native island of Cebu in the Philippines. Shortly ...
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The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show DVD Review: A Fun Romp from My Childhood

The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show came from the brilliant cartoon minds of Hanna-Barbera in 1980. This complete collection released by ...
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About Cherry Movie Review: Could Have Been About So Much More

About Cherry is a film about Angelina (Ashley HinShaw) a pretty girl who likes boys in bands and comes from ...
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The Sacred Science Movie Review: Searching for Remedies

I think we have a lot to learn from other cultures, especially ancient cultures. That’s why my interest was peaked ...
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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Movie Review: An Intriguing Documentary about a Decades-Long Mystery

I love documentaries! Or should I say I love good documentaries. However, the more I watch, I feel like the ...
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Machine Gun Preacher Blu-ray Review: Hope in the Midst of a Holocaust

Machine Gun Preacher is based on the life of Sam Childers, a real-life missionary living in Southern Sudan carrying the ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: Purple Rain by John Kenneth Muir

Purple Rain was the first R-rated film I watched as a kid. It was also the first movie I ever ...
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American Teacher DVD Review: A Distant Look at the Profession

Before I got a chance to review it, I had heard about the documentary, American Teacher. I was excited by ...
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The Sons of Tennessee Williams DVD Review: Mardi Gras Offers Sanctuary Amidst the Celebration

The Sons of Tennessee Williams is a documentary about the gay Mardi Gras krewes out of Louisiana. This film not ...
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The Big Year DVD Review: Great Heart and a Sweet Story

When they cast Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson in a movie, I figured it would be full of ...
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Three Colors (Blue, White, Red) Criterion Collection DVD Review: Does Not Disappoint

I fell in love with the beautiful and moving Three Colors (Trios Couleurs) trilogy when it first came to video ...
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Identification of a Woman Criterion Collection DVD Review: Searching for a Way out of the Fog

Identification of A Woman is the story of Niccolo Farra (Tomas Milian) a middle-aged Italian filmmaker who is searching for ...
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Eames: The Architect and The Painter Movie Review: More Nostalgia Than Anything Else

I was very excited to watch a documentary about the late, great Charles and Ray Eames. As someone who gets ...
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The Tree of Life Combo Pack Review: A Film About Life and Just as Confusing

I had heard great things about, The Tree of Life from people. The trailer was beautiful and engaging. So when ...
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Skateland Movie Review: I Wanted to Like It

I had high hopes for this movie. I really did. What I imagined was a film about a group of ...
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Autoerotic Movie Review: Welcome to Mumbleporn

I have a rule about independent films that bill themselves as, “erotic.” It is almost a guarantee that those films ...
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The Hedgehog (2011) Movie Review: An Emotionally Moving Film

WARNING: THIS IS A FOREIGN FILM AND YOU DO HAVE TO READ AND WATCH AT THE SAME TIME! (Unless you ...
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