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In Defense of the Movie Theater

You might have heard that movie theaters had a pretty lousy summer. Many of the big blockbuster films received poor to lukewarm reviews from critics. Theater attendance was down at a loss of $800 Million, making it the worst summer season in 25 years. And to make matters worse, a new monthly subscription service, MoviePass, has created fears that audiences will never going back to paying regular prices for movie tickets once they get accustomed to a new pricing model.
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Master of None Is An Ode To The [Older] Millennial Experience

By now you've probably heard about Master of None's superb second season. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang's long awaited follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed dramedy continues to be lauded as a show that resonates with a diverse set audiences; and this is specifically so with millennials. I'm one of them and can tell you that out of hundreds of reports and whitepapers written by firms desperately trying to interpret the millennial worldview to brands, this show captures the millennial experience
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Moonlight Review

Each year on the road to awards season, there is always one poignant film that is considered an Oscar favorite by everyone but seen by relatively few due to either a limited release or a quiet marketing campaign.  This year, that film is Moonlight and if you haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet you are missing what is quite possibly this year’s best motion picture. The story of Moonlight is actually three stories woven into one that follow the life of Chiron, a gay black man struggling with un
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La La Land Review

In 89 years of Academy Awards Ceremonies, La La Land is only the third to achieve 14 nominations.  In light of this, questions are being raised over whether it's deserving of the overwhelming adulation. I’m not a huge fan of musicals, so I wasn’t expecting to be ironically swept up by a film dripping with Hollywood nostalgia in the way many early critics did. When I noticed the backlash against the film’s success, I decided it was the perfect time to go into it. I can tell you that unlike many
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Nocturnal Animals Movie Review

I didn’t know what to expect from Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, since my primary association of him is with expensive clothing that I don’t quite understand are popular.  However, the buzz around the film has been hypnotic for me personally since it’s been compared to the surrealistic dreamscapes of the David Lynch style of filmmaking. I purposely avoided as much exposure to this film as I could to maximize the experience of being dropped into a story I didn’t know much about other than being t
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Manchester by the Sea Review

In Manchester By the Sea, for many it’s a rousing introduction to two underrated individuals that have been in film for a long time but have always seemed to be off peoples’ radar: Casey Affleck and Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan. Underrated is a term that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to describing actors and directors, but the emotional forces of this film are so powerful that it elevates both of them to permanency on the so called “A list”.  As hollow as that sounds, this is a goo
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Hacksaw Ridge Review

Out of all the films nominated for best picture, there is one that isn’t getting much attention at all. In Hacksaw Ridge, the narrative surrounding the film doesn’t have much to do the film at all because it’s identity seems to be centered on Mel Gibson’s comeback. I would say Mel Gibson is a polarizing figure, but that wouldn’t be accurate because you’ll be hard pressed to find many defenders of him. Gibson’s personal issues are well documented but what is also indisputable is that he’s a tale
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Oscar Takeaways

After weeks of speculation, the Oscar nominees were officially rolled out Tuesday morning.  Other than a small handful of surprises, the nominees largely met expectations. However, after last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, this year’s 89th Awards show seems to have positioned itself safely from any real internet outrage.  You can view the nominations here, but below are some key takeaways: The Oscars will air on Sunday February 28th on ABC and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. That leaves a l
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Reflections on Prince

My Dad is as grizzled & old school as they come. The type of dad that would watch a full 9 innings of Mets baseball back when they were a pitiful losing team, and the type of dad who’s ears almost physically close when “that loud rap music” is playing. Like a lot of dads, the only thing he loves more than his family and beloved Mets is his surround sound stereo system. Naturally, he has procured a wide range of DVDs and Vinyl Records to supplement his media center. Oddly as part of his collecti

To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost.


Chuck Palahniuk