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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Ten New Indie Titles

Since those top lists of ten are always popular columns, why not attach such a number to my weekly indie roundup?  Yup, I’m tenaciously tackling a triumphant ten smaller cinematic flicks to give smaller film fare lovers a much needed critical head’s up.  Tales of angry moms and their big billboards, curious teen gals with […]

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20th Century Women (Blu-ray Review)

20th Century Women comes from writer/director Mike Mills of whom I only familiar with his film Thumbsucker, which was one of the first films that was highly recommended to me by Scott Mendelson early on in our friendship.  It was a terrific coming of age comedy, the best of what seemed to have a lot […]

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Jackie (Blu-ray Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN Arrives On 21st Century Blu-ray March 28th!

Golden Globe® winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar®-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes® (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress […]

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‘Jackie’ Looks Into The Mind Of A Bereaved First Lady (Movie Review)

Finding the right focus and exploring a character in interesting ways is what I enjoy when it comes to biopics. Jackie has the right idea. This is not a film about the life of Jackie Kennedy. It also doesn’t place her in a supporting role, so we can follow someone else around and observe her […]

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Maggie’s Plan (Blu-ray Review)

Maggie’s Plan is a modern screwball romantic comedy that deals with another neurotic Greta Gerwig character. Gerwig is the central character of the film and this comedy directed and written by Rebecca Miller certainly wants you to invest in her. It plays as a film about intellectuals, but does nothing but show how incapable these […]

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MAGGIE’S PLAN Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital August 23

A sweet, sophisticated, and funny exploration of modern romance, MAGGIE’S PLAN debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on August 23 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001; Boyhood, 2014), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) and Academy Award […]

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The Humbling (Blu-ray Review)

Based on Phillip Roth s final novel, The Humbling tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon […]

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‘The Humbling’ on Blu-ray & DVD March 3rd!

Alchemy is proud to announce the home entertainment release of the dramedy, THE HUMBLING. Directed by Academy Award® award Barry Levinson (Rain Man), the film features Academy Award® winner Al Pacino (The Godfather trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman), Golden Globe®  nominee Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha, Greenberg), Tony Award® winner Nina Arianda(Venus in Fur) Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her […]

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‘Frances Ha’ The Impetuous Dancer (Movie Review)

Frances Ha is the latest feature from Noah Baumbach, who is a filmmaker that I sometimes really enjoy and other times find to be hard to not be frustrated by.  His films always tend to have very strong and natural performances, but as strong as the writing may be, the tone always tends to be […]

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Lola Versus (Blu-ray Review)

It can be stated as an “art house romantic comedy,” but it is still a regular romantic comedy.  Lola Versus may play out in its own sort of way, but it very much follows a lot of the same patterns that these types of films tend to have.  That does not make it bad, as […]

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Lola Versus Blu-Ray This September

Lola Versus is, by all means, a fairly standard “chick flick“ that is somewhat different due to the fact that it was made with the spirit of a quirky, indie comedy.  It is about a woman who is dumped before her wedding and makes a lot of bad decisions on her way to restarting her […]

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To Rome With Love Movie Review – Just Seen It

Four Tales of love and life unfold in the eternal city of Rome. An American architect relives his youth while an average Roman finds himself a sudden celebrity. But as a young couple falls into separate romances, an opera director tries to put a singing mortician on stage. This Wwody Allen comedy stars Woody Allen, […]

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Woody Allen Meanders ‘To Rome’

It is kind of fun to reference To Rome with Love as “this year’s Woody Allen film”.  Allen seemingly works non-stop, releasing new films on a near yearly basis and has a pretty strong batting average overall that most other filmmakers would kill to have.  Especially given his creative freedom, Allen has enjoyed plenty of […]

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NBFF Review: Lola Versus

To go a completely different direction from Detention of the Dead, the first film I saw at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Wednesday night, May 2, 2012, the follow up screening was an offbeat romantic comedy, starring an actress who is currently a fixture of independent and art house features, Greta Gerwig.  Lola Versus […]

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Arthur (Blu-ray Review)

Finally, the much delayed Why So Blu review of the Arthur Blu-ray is here!  One of the best things I can say about Arthur is that a lot of people laughed really hard when I saw it in theaters, and that does not make them wrong.  However, the percentage of those people who had seen […]

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Have A Drunken Laugh Or Two With ‘Arthur’

Arthur puts itself in a difficult place when it comes to evaluating it.  One of the best things I can say about Arthur is that a lot of people laughed really hard in my theater, and that does not make them wrong.  However, the percentage of those people who had seen the original 1981 Arthur […]

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