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    Review: Tower

    On August 1st, 1966, a lone gunman went to the top of University of Texas Tower with a rifle and proceeded to shoot at passerby, hitting forty-nine people. At the end of the day, he had killed seventeen and wounded thirty-two. This shooting became a prototype for several decidedly American concepts of violence: school shootings, mass shootings, random shooting; this event forever ...

    On October 14, 2016 / By
  • Two Lovers and a Bear
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    Review: Two Lovers and a Bear

    Two Lovers and a Bear is a strange, albeit wonderful tale of romance against a backdrop of psychological trauma and icy conditions, which succeeds in more ways than one. Set in a small community within Iqaluit, Nunavut, the story involves Lucy (Tatiana Maslany), a native of Nunavut, who is granted an opportunity to leave the frigid territory for post-secondary studies, sending her ...

    On October 9, 2016 / By
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    Review: The Birth of a Nation

    While it has attracted a great amount of press and controversy in the months since it’s Sundance premiere in January, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation is hardly the 19th century slave rebellion masterpiece it has been made out to be. Instead, it’s sloppy, rushed, and feels like the work of a first time director above all else. Taking extreme liberties ...

    On October 7, 2016 / By
  • Operation Avalanche
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    Review: Operation Avalanche

    In the first episode of Matt Johnson’s cult webseries Nirvana the Band the Show, in which he and co-star Jay McCarroll play aspiring musicians attempting to get booked at a famous downtown club, Johnson exclaims during the middle of an improvised song that “we are going to take you…to the moon!” While acting as nothing more than an aside when Nirvana was ...

    On September 30, 2016 / By
  • Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children
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    Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Tim Burton has the dichotomous pleasure of creating some of the greatest films and some that should’ve been left, completely on the cutting room floor. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children may not fall within the confines of ‘greatest’, but it definitely staggers somewhere between magical and splendid. The aesthetic and music alone would be enough to carry the film, but add ...

    On September 29, 2016 / By

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Mill Valley Film Festival 2016 Preview

When fall festival season comes around every year, four fests tend to take up the spotlight: Venice, Toronto, Telluride, and New York. But if you find Venice too ...

On October 5, 2016 / By