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In theaters: A review of SHOPLIFTERS

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In theaters: A review of SHOPLIFTERS

By Josh Morris Upshot: This Japanese film (originally titled “Manbiki kazoku”) centers on a stitched-together clan of small-time crooks who take the risk of harboring a young girl — named Yuri — they find outside in the cold, even as their own struggle for survival is faltering. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in […]

Stream-In: a review of OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018)

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Stream-In: a review of OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018)

By Josh Morris They made a list and checked it twice, but didn’t reward the good girls and boys for watching. Upshot: Ocean’s Eight centers on Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), Danny Ocean’s never-before-mentioned sister as she corrals an all-female crew to attempt a heist at New York City’s Met Gala. Ultimately, the film is about as […]

Stream-In: a review of PIRATE RADIO (2009) ten years later

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Stream-In: a review of PIRATE RADIO (2009) ten years later

By Josh Morris Upshot: According to IMDb, Pirate Radio (2009) is about “[a] band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.” High-point: The soundtrack. The film is laden with tracks from The Beach Boys, David […]

Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

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Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

By Josh Morris Upshot: This is an animated Spider-Man movie that centers on Miles Morales (played by rising star Sameik Moore), a talented high-school kid of Latino and African-American descent. “[F]or about two days he’s been the ONLY Spider-Man.” This is the first theatrical Spider-Man film without Peter Parker in the spotlight; however, Parker (among other […]

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Review

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Blunt plays an arch, aloof and sly Mary Poppins. And Miranda can rap but not sing. There is no chemistry between them. I never saw the 1964 Disney classic (quelle horreur!), so I can easily review MARY POPPINS RETURNS without referencing or comparing it to the original. I do not […]

ROMA Movie Review

ROMA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic I felt bad for the family dog. The Las Vegas Film Critics Society – of which I am a member – named Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA it’s Best Picture for 2018. Unlike Cuaron, I have “childhood amnesia.” Cuaron has lovingly and in obsessive detail reimagined his childhood growing up in Mexico […]

Q&A: writer/director Alessandro Grande on short film ‘Bismillah’

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Q&A: writer/director Alessandro Grande on short film ‘Bismillah’

By Josh Morris This short film from writer/director Alessandro Grande follows SAMIRA — a 10-year and Tunisian immigrant —  as she attempts to find a doctor who’ll help her sick brother while navigating the complexities of living undocumented in Italy. Allesandro was kind enough to answer some questions about the film. Informer Media Group: Hello, […]

Movie Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

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Movie Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

By Josh Morris Upshot: This film, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, is comprised of six short stories set in the West during the Victorian Era. These stories are presented as “chapters,” but as a narrative are essentially unconnected. Though flawed, the film is expertly crafted by the Coen Brothers and will be considered among their greatest achievements. They […]

Movie Review: MARIA BY CALLAS

Movie Review: MARIA BY CALLAS

By Victoria Alexander Raw and very revealing. Whole arias are presented showing exactly what made Callas an icon and, in her own words, a tragic figure. What is astonishing about MARIA BY CALLAS is how sad and unhappy she was. The documentary goes through the well-known episodic milestones in Maria Callas’ life. A life of bitter […]

Q&A: Director / Writer Mark C. Smith on his animated short ‘Two Balloons’

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Q&A: Director / Writer Mark C. Smith on his animated short ‘Two Balloons’

By Josh Morris Two Balloons is a stop-motion animated short film that follows two dirigible-sailing lemurs on an adventure amongst the clouds. Director/Writer Mark C. Smith answered some questions about his exciting film. Informer Media Group: How did you come up with the idea? Mark C. Smith: An ocean and a song created the idea […]

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