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  “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming!” This is the sing-songy refrain of Dory, the titular character in Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.  Finding Dory is an adventure across the ocean as Dory, along with Marlin, Nemo, and a host of other aquatic helpers, searches for

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In 2007 Irish filmmaker John Carney wrote and directed a hugely successful (including an Academy Award win for Best Original Song) film called Once.  A sweet, semi-musical about a down on his luck folk singer who meets a woman who inspires him and then creates an album with her and

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Sonita is a powerful new documentary that premiered at Sundance earlier this year and just screened at the Dallas International Film Festival.  The film tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh, a 15 year old Afghan refugee living in Iran.  The film follows her journey as she pursues her dream to

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Imagine you’re a mother of four with one on the way.  You and your husband have also committed to adopting a four year old boy with special needs.  Out of the blue one day he becomes incredibly ill.  You try to get him to the hospital, but ultimately he doesn’t

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About an hour and forty minutes in to The Jungle Book, just around the time the film is reaching its fiery climax, I looked down the aisle and saw four or five kids on the edge of their seats, a few of them appeared to be losing their damn minds. 

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What is our connection to other people? What do we want that connection to be? What are the pleasures of these connections and what are the dangers? These are the questions central to Courtney Ware’s feature film debut, Sunny in the Dark.  The film is a quiet, melancholic parable about

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Zootopia is the latest talking animals offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios.  I wasn’t entirely sold on the idea of Zootopia until I saw the extended trailer featuring the DMV and a Sloth.  I’m sure you’ve seen it.  It’s been everywhere, it’s hilarious, and it’s almost everything about this movie

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Late January and February are traditionally the dumping ground for awful films.  Imagine a giant metaphoric city dump filled not with actual garbage, but instead with bad horror films, lackluster action movies, and unrommy and uncommy romcoms.  There are exceptions of course.  The Silence of the Lambs was released in

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Rocky’s been a part of my life as long as I can remember.  In particular, my family and I used to wait for a rainy, dreary, or cold Saturday and have a ROCKY DAY.  All caps.  A Rocky Day consisted of 7 things: 5 Rocky movies, a pot of chili,

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the good dinosaur
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While gorgeous to look at and hilarious at times, THE GOOD DINOSAUR lacks emotional depth and is essentially a retread of ‘Finding Nemo’.

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bridge of spies
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BRIDGE OF SPIES: Beautifully shot, expertly acted, and slyly written (at times)—a worthy film and a must see for history buffs.

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The movie Victoria opens with images of a dark club, people dancing, and the pulse of a strobe light.  Out of the mass of people the camera settles on a woman, Victoria, who is there partying by herself.  The camera follows her from the dance floor to the bar where

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FAULTS: Riley Stearns has crafted a smart, efficient thriller here—the kind of film that feels off kilter the whole time.

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My Rating: [usr=4.5 size=15]   Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.  Before we go any further I want to make it clear that this is one of the best films I’ve seen this year.  I don’t want to bury the lede, this film is REALLY good and you should

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The Primary Instinct is a concert film starring Stephen Tobolowsky and directed by David Chen.

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