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Movie Review: The Lego Batman Movie

Director Chris McKay shows audiences exactly where a famous caped crusader gets those wonderful toys in the whimsical mini-fig laden animated feature The LEGO Batman Movie (B). A spinoff of 2014’s similarly hilarious The LEGO Movie, this new movie’s creators

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Posted in 2017, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Why Him?

John Hamburg’s Why Him? (B-) is an amusing entry into a fairly tired “family versus fiancé” formula, thanks to strong casting in plum parts for the Christmas-set comedic ensemble. James Franco plays the Silicon Valley mogul at the film’s heart,

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Preview: Young Professionals Night — Family Commitments

      PREVIEW:  Young Professionals Night, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Woodruff Arts Center, Saturday, February 11, 2017 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT, presented by ACCESS Party at 7:00 PM • Film at 8:40 PM Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and an unexpected

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Posted in 2017, Industry News

Movie Review: 20th Century Women

Oh, coming-of-age ensemble dramedies: let me count the ways I love them! Mike Mills’ semi-autobiographical 20th Century Women (A) is a blissful slice of life as characters on the cusp of change in freewheeling 1979 Santa Barbara craft an unconventional

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Comedians gathered in their cubicle lair, but hijinks and laughter were so rarely there in Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s amateurish lark Office Christmas Party (C-). Granted it’s hard to maintain an anarchic spirit for a full feature film even

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

There are three reasons to see Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen (C+): the continually wondrous Hailee Steinfeld doing her darnedest with the film’s frustrating and frumpy front-woman role, Woody Harrelson in an understated supporting part as her high

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Mascots

Usually the mere thought of a new entry into the mockumentary series pioneered by writer/director Christopher Guest brings a sly smile to the face. Alas the funny auteur’s Mascots (D+), a direct-to-Netflix take on furries who get fans in a

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Other People (2016)

Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon might not be anyone’s first casting choices as a gay comedy writer and his dying mom, respectively; but boy are they a moving and marvelous duo in Chris Kelly’s alternately hilarious and heartbreaking melodrama Other

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Guest Movie Review: Don’t Think Twice

By Jamie Williams Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Don’t Think Twice (B+) is light and dry like the last warm day of autumn, and an assured effort from writer/director Mike Birbiglia. Gillian Jacobs is a marvel. For a movie about

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Posted in 2016, Jamie Williams

Guest Movie Review: Sausage Party

By Jamie Williams Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture At this point in the collective careers and oeuvre of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, et al, we know what to expect from their raunchy, HARD-R comedies, but the bracingly vulgar and profane

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