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Tangerine

Elijah Davidson
Tangerine
Tangerine premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is famous for having been shot entirely on a smart phone. That’s the kind of log-line that gets a film noticed, but unless the film is good, it’ll never be more than a bit of trivia. Tangerine is a great film.

Trainwreck

Colin Stacy
Trainwreck

For many a millennial, director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) and crew have defined the comic sensibility that has colored our laughter for the better part of adulthood. His brand is equal parts raunchy genitalia riffing and Capra-esque sentiment. It’s a juxtaposition to make

Ant-Man

Kevin Nye
Ant-Man
There’s beauty in the smallness, in the everyday. Again, we have to consider perspective, but for Marvel, Ant-Man is a small movie. And it’s exactly what the franchise needed in between Avengers 2 and Captain America: Civil War...

Ant-Man Alternate Take

Elijah Davidson
Ant-Man Alternate Take
Ant-Man is fun and more fleet-footed than its world-avenging older brothers. I enjoyed watching it.

Self/less

Andy Singleterry
Self/less
So, Damian has paid a significant cost to survive, but he finds himself faced with an ethical dilemma. Is his survival worth another man’s life? No, he decides, as he tries to find and help the lost man’s family. Thus ensues the action of the film...

Big Game

Steven Vredenburgh
Big Game
In the midst of the action, Big Game raises issues of manhood and power.

Terminator: Genisys

Gary Ingle
Terminator: Genisys
Terminator: Genisys contemporizes the fear of technology advancing beyond the limits of human control, and it sets forth some powerful questions.

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...
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