Sympathy for the Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn blurs the lines of narrative filmmaking

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June 24th, 2016 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor In the freewheeling world of filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, characters don’t simply get from A to B, they travel in all different directions Refn has a way of taking audiences to often dark and unsettling places. Just look at his 2011 film DRIVE, starring Ryan Gosling, for example. What started as a blockbuster on the same level as the FAST & FURIOUS films soon got a NWR overhaul. The safe storyline was built upon with a ...

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Movie Review: ‘INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE’ – A cornball invasion feature that’s unavoidably entertaining

L-R: Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, and Liam Hemsworth as Jake Morrison in INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
June 24th, 2016 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Jared McMillan // Film Critic INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE | 120 min | PG-13 Director: Roland Emmerich Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie T. Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox We are well underway with the Summer movie season, and, so far, there is yet to be anything that’s just good action fun. Most summers have that one movie where you can just turn your brain off and enjoy ...

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Movie Review: ‘THE SHALLOWS’ – A brisk thriller with one hell of a bite

Blake Lively in the throes of battle with a Great White (photo courtesy of Sony Pictures)
June 24th, 2016 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic THE SHALLOWS | 87  min | PG-13 Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen and Sedona Legge JAWS is a movie that came out in 1975. It’s a singular masterpiece that the sun-soaked summer thriller THE SHALLOWS owes every ounce of gratitude for its premise. But they’re different movies and these are different times. This is an era where the shark is CG, allowing  the possibilities ...

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