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Inside Out - Alternate Take

Gary Ingle
Inside Out - Alternate Take
Inside Out teaches us that there is beauty in sadness as well as joy. Some of the greatest experiences of our lives may be remembered with both joy and sadness.

About Elly

Colin Stacy
About Elly
For most of About Elly, the audience and characters are waiting for a body to wash ashore or for that body to walk back into frame, alive and well.

Inside Out

Elijah Davidson
Inside Out
Inside Out works because of the universality of the maturing process, Pixar’s great visual inventiveness coupled with the mystery inherent in how our minds work, and because of two outstanding vocal performances...

Love & Mercy

Elijah Davidson
Love & Mercy
The film is, indeed, the typical genius-artist biopic about a person whose abusive past and personal demons fuel their creative outputs, but it is also something more, because it is the rare genius-artist biopic with a happy ending.

Aloha

Elijah Davidson
Aloha
Maybe Aloha would have been better as a song. Then, it’s “story”—and I use that term loosely—could have been suggested instead of necessarily explicated.

Jurassic World

Kent Webber
Jurassic World
Being tough and tender is a necessity in the world of the Jurassic as much as it is in ours.

Spy

Elijah Davidson
Spy
Spy works brilliantly, because the cast is great. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious, especially when she adopts different personas to conceal her identity throughout her mission. As funny as McCarthy is, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, and Peter Serafinowicz each almost manages to steal the film.

Tocando La Luz (Touch the Light)

Elijah Davidson
Tocando La Luz (Touch the Light)
Tocando La Luz features characters whose worlds consist principally of sound and movement. They detect some shifts in light, but the film asks its audience to constantly imagine blindness as we watch these women make their way in the world. If you give yourself over to it, the film is quite exhilarating.

Life May Be

Elijah Davidson
Life May Be
What they say deals mostly with their thoughts on the impermanence of place and the politics of the artistic representation of the body. You’ll likely be as interested in this film as you are in those subjects.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Alternate Take 2

Elijah Davidson
Mad Max: Fury Road - Alternate Take 2
What you see in Fury Road has been done before. It’s just been a while since we’ve seen it.
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