The One I Love: A Balancing Act of Two

Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie's (Elisabeth Moss) marriage is struggling. Our first introduction to the couple on the rocks is through Ethan's voiceover of the night they first met, a romantic evening that ended excitingly and spontaneously with a dip into a stranger's pool. The reverence heard in Ethan's tone as...
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: A Bad Film or a Bad Rap?

It’s been nine years since Sin City premiered to critical acclaim and commercial success. Based on Frank Miller’s popular noir books, Miller himself served as co-director alongside Robert Rodriguez. Inspired by authors such as Mickey Spillane, Miller tells stories that are part thriller, part grit, and part comical violence. Rodriguez...
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The Possession of Michael King: Do Leave Him Alone

If it isn’t the love child of Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcism! On paper it’s interesting, but the end result is anything but. Besides the first 10 minutes, The Possession of Michael King dedicates itself copying Ma & Pa instead of becoming an acceptable entry in an exhausted sub-genre.
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Into the Storm: Look At It, Don't Go Into It

Seeing Mother Nature on a rampage is a good reason to go to the movies. True enough, on the chaos front Into the Storm delivers, being the film’s only cylinder that fired. Like tornadoes themselves, the next 89 minutes is jaw-dropping to look at but there’s nothing but mess within.
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'Get On Up' Falls Under its Own Weight

Biopics of famous singers are nothing new. From The Buddy Holly Story to Walk the Line to Coal Miner’s Daughter to Lady Sings the Blues, Hollywood craves delving into the psyche of a tortured entertainer. It loves to scrutinize enigmatic musicians who live far from the reality of the...
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