Political theater: ‘BOYS STATE’ directors capture a riveting, begrimed democracy, papered in teen hormones

Political theater: ‘BOYS STATE’ directors capture a riveting, begrimed democracy, papered in teen hormones

We recently spoke with the directors of the riveting documentary ‘BOYS STATE,’ Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, about their filmmaking process, what they have taken away from it and what it has taught them about themselves and their country.

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Engulfed in secrets: Claes Bang on the unspeakable happenings within ‘BAY OF SILENCE’

Engulfed in secrets: Claes Bang on the unspeakable happenings within ‘BAY OF SILENCE’

Actor Claes Bang discusses the lessons he absorbed from his new mystery film ‘THE BAY OF SILENCE’ and what we should expect from Robert Eggers’ latest dip into the hellish cinemascape, ‘THE NORTHMAN.’

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[Review] ‘BOYS STATE’ a political doc that illuminates a new generation of future leaders

[Review] ‘BOYS STATE’ a political doc that illuminates a new generation of future leaders

Education and politics are two different schools of thought, especially during this turbulent year. The Pandemic has disrupted the way students learn, how businesses operate and has increased divisiveness among race and party lines. In the wake of Joe Biden’s bombshell announcement in selecting Kamala Harris has his VP candidate comes a documentary that explores the political process through the eyes of teenage boys.

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[Review] ‘THE TAX COLLECTOR’ – David Ayer gets audited with his return to the streets of L.A.

[Review] ‘THE TAX COLLECTOR’ – David Ayer gets audited with his return to the streets of L.A.

Although Shia LaBeouf impresses with his commitment, David Ayer’s latest L.A. excursion is a total mess.

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[Interview] Director Laura Terruso knows all the right moves to ‘WORK IT’

[Interview] Director Laura Terruso knows all the right moves to ‘WORK IT’

WORK IT director Laura Terruso shows us her radical moves, crafting a refreshed look at what an entertaining dance movie can be.

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[Review] ‘I USED TO GO HERE’ looks at the past, present and future, making us laugh all the way

[Review] ‘I USED TO GO HERE’ looks at the past, present and future, making us laugh all the way

This unabashedly fun film asks its audience to look back into their past without being heavy-handed or judgmental.

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[Interview] Screenwriter Alison Peck knows how to ‘WORK IT’

[Interview] Screenwriter Alison Peck knows how to ‘WORK IT’

Screenwriter Alison Peck births two babies during a pandemic – her metaphorical one being the movie and her actual new child.

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[Review] ‘AN AMERICAN PICKLE’ – Brine Country

[Review] ‘AN AMERICAN PICKLE’ – Brine Country

If you loved what Nicolas Cage did in ADAPTATION, you’ll love what Seth Rogen does in AN AMERICAN PICKLE.

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Remembering Kelly Preston through Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray library

Remembering Kelly Preston through Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray library

Rediscover Kelly Preston’s acting talent through these three Kino Lorber Blu-ray titles.

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[Review] ‘YES, GOD, YES’ a Catholic girl’s guide to sex education

[Review] ‘YES, GOD, YES’ a Catholic girl’s guide to sex education

Filmmaker Karen Maine turns her 2017 short into a feature-length film, and the results are spectacular.

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[Disc Reviews] Noir gloom and faceless terror rage in ‘THE OUTSIDER’, Kino Lorber releases

[Disc Reviews] Noir gloom and faceless terror rage in ‘THE OUTSIDER’, Kino Lorber releases

Our weekly column where we celebrate physical media. This week’s releases are ‘THE OUTSIDER’ (HBO series) and a handful of retro titles from Kino Lorber.

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Red, white and askew: Actor Barry Watson sees the present in ‘THE CURRENT OCCUPANT’

Red, white and askew: Actor Barry Watson sees the present in ‘THE CURRENT OCCUPANT’

We recently spoke with actor Barry Watson about the odd parallels within his new horror film.

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Love on the rocks: ‘MARRIAGE STORY’ enters Criterion, Paramount produces new collector’s editions of library titles

Love on the rocks: ‘MARRIAGE STORY’ enters Criterion, Paramount produces new collector’s editions of library titles

Whether you’re searching for a quality romance to send you crying into a box of tissues, get you hot under the collar, make you laugh, or leave your heart feeling full, love is in the air with this week’s home entertainment releases.

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Fashion forward: ‘CLUELESS’ turns 25, and Mona May’s kicky costumes dazzle with Blu-ray crispness

Fashion forward: ‘CLUELESS’ turns 25, and Mona May’s kicky costumes dazzle with Blu-ray crispness

Polish costume designer Mona May looks back fondly on the iconic ‘CLUELESS,’ which still looks and feels fashion forward.

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[Interview] Taylor Zakhar Perez flexes his dramatic muscles (and his real ones) in ‘THE KISSING BOOTH 2’

[Interview] Taylor Zakhar Perez flexes his dramatic muscles (and his real ones) in ‘THE KISSING BOOTH 2’

The affable actor shares what it’s like being the newcomer to the franchise and what was the most stressful part of filming.

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[Review] ‘INMATE #1’ recounts Danny Trejo’s hard life, Hollywood introduction

[Review] ‘INMATE #1’ recounts Danny Trejo’s hard life, Hollywood introduction

This compelling documentary attests to Danny Trejo’s reclamation to life on the outside.

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A time capsule on tires: ‘RAD’ stars backflip into their ‘80s BMX movie for digital release

A time capsule on tires: ‘RAD’ stars backflip into their ‘80s BMX movie for digital release

The 1986 BMX film ‘RAD’ is now available to purchase digitally through Altavod. We talked with stars Bill Allen and Bart Conner about it.

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[Review] ‘PALM SPRINGS’ – Spring Break Forever

[Review] ‘PALM SPRINGS’ – Spring Break Forever

Courtney Howard // Film Critic PALM SPRINGS Rated R, 90 minutes Directed by: Max Barbakow Starring: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Despite many filmmakers continuing to do so over the years, it still seems like an audacious concept for anyone to recreate GROUNDHOG DAY’s familiar formula. A...

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