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DEADPOOL 2 Movie Review

DEADPOOL 2 Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Fantastic! It may be R-rated, but you will see it twice or three times. DEADPOOL shocked Hollywood with its $783million worldwide box office. It had a tiny $58million budget, an R-restricted rating and a first-time director, Tim Miller. Star Ryan Reynolds, after an inauspicious but constant career (and a few […]

THE RIDER Movie Review

THE RIDER Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Zhao has created a charismatic star and a brilliant – must see twice – view of a powerful segment of American life. Writer-director Chloe Zhao has taken an outsider’s view into the world of rodeo horse riding in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. This highly dangerous sport is best engaged in […]

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Review

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Luke Benward, I believed you. You were terrific, sincere, sexually obsessed with, and in love with, Melissa McCarthy. You have seen the trailer. You know LIFE OF THE PARTY is a Falcone-McCarthy vehicle. Deanna’s (McCarthy) adored daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) is going off for her senior year at college. After […]

KINGS Movie Review

KINGS Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer It’s about screaming and loud yelling. Not to be left out, even Craig gets a screaming scene. Its 1992 and Millie (Halle Berry) has a brood of eight foster children. They all live in a house run without much adult supervision. On this row-house street, right next […]

SUPER TROOPERS 2 Review

SUPER TROOPERS 2 Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic I just laughed once but it was the French-Canadians arguing over Danny DeVito. On April 25, 2015, Variety reported that The Broken Lizard comedy troupe, using the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, raised $4.4 million in 30 days for production of SUPER TROOPERS 2. Over 50,000 contributors gave Broken Lizard in excess […]

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Captures the nihilistic fever of TAXI DRIVER Lynne Ramsay, the director and screenwriter of YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, (based on a 2013 novel by Jonathan Ames) directed one of my favorite films, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011). Like KEVIN, Ramsay has chosen a story about a psychologically-damaged […]

TRUTH OR DARE Review

TRUTH OR DARE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Delivers a clever ending answering the looming question, how to get out of the curse? It is the same old story and that is why I went to see the latest iteration of the FINAL DESTINATION template. How would the Blumhouse Doctrine (the budget must be from $3-5 million, a […]

READY PLAYER ONE Review

READY PLAYER ONE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Floods the senses with dazzling imagery. But it reaches overload and then something extraordinary happens. A scene so unique, so bizarre that it knocks off being eaten by Godzilla. I have not read Ernest Cline’s apparently best-selling novel Ready Player One. I have never played video games. I did live through […]

Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

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Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

By Josh Morris Kenya is a country that has been plagued with terrorist attacks, creating tension between the Muslims and Christians living there. Correspondingly, in December 2015, the brutal terrorist faction Al-Shabaab targets a bus containing a peaceful group of both religions. Its passengers include a Muslim man, Salah Farah (Abdiwali Farrah), and a Christian […]

Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

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Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

By Josh Morris The Silent Child is a short film that explores isolation and acceptance. At its center is four-year-old Libby (played by the remarkable Maisie Sly), a deaf girl whose mother, Sue (Rachel Fielding), is debating whether Sign Language or reading lips is the best choice for her to function in society. In an […]

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