Filmmaker Xavier Legrand builds upon solid groundwork with ‘CUSTODY’

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few short films that stick with audiences years later. To craft a genuinely indelible, thrilling tale in such a short timeframe of less than 30 minutes – one that firmly grabs the attention of its viewer – is a true feat. Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING did just that. Now, Legrand continues the same story set up in that Academy Award®-nominated short film with CUSTODY ...

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Movie Review: ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT’ achieves the impossible

July 12th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 1 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Rated PG-13, 147 minutes Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise is a rare bird: It’s actually getting better as it gets older. Though the initial installments were commercial successes, they were on shaky ground in terms of ...

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Documentary looks back at Texas Theatre on the Criterion Channel

July 8th, 2018 | Film Stories, Movie News | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Although the world may dream of shiny new futures, images of the past still captivate many of us – images such as a now faded-from-use shop seen in its prime, overgrown amusement parks overrun by laughing and smiling children, and abandoned houses that will never again serve as a home inhabited by a loving family. I often walk the Denton Square in Texas, longing to know what it would be like to watch the history of it ...

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