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The Fear of God: The Cabin in the Woods

6 Dec

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In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods.

Salty Cinema: Craig Detweiler

2 Dec

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In this first episode of Salty Cinema, Jacob Kindberg interviews filmmaker Craig Detweiler about his life and career.

Minisode 94: Real Life

1 Dec

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In this minisode, Tyler talks about his experiences at school and his reaction to the election.

The Fear of God: It Follows

29 Nov

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In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows.

Coming Soon!

26 Nov

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Exceeding Its Grasp, by Bob Connally

25 Nov

Brad Pitt plays Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard plays Marianne Beausejour in Allied from Paramount Pictures.

While it would be unfair to ask any film to be on par with one of the greatest ever made, when a movie chooses to open its story in 1942 Casablanca, it’s going to have a lot to live up to. While Allied boasts Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as its leads, a screenplay by Steven Knight (Locke), and direction by Robert Zemeckis, it’s no surprise that it is not in the same league as Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca.

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Meant to Be, by Reed Lackey

23 Nov

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It is no longer surprising when a new Disney animated feature contains stunning visuals, memorable and moving songs, or funny and engaging characters. The studio has long been not only the pioneer for feature-length animated storytelling, but often the gold-standard bearer. So the fact that Moana, the latest entry in that ever-growing canon of classics, contains all of those elements was certainly no shock.

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Minisode 93: Gigi

23 Nov

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In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Vincente Minnelli’s Gigi, the Best Picture of 1958.

First Contact, by Bob Connally

22 Nov

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First contact with alien races has been depicted in many different ways through the history of science fiction. Some stories are about invasions, others offer hope of friendship with far away worlds, but always there is uncertainty and at least some degree of fear for the characters in their forever changed universe. Arrival doesn’t put all of its cards on the table right away in that regard but it does engage the heart as well as the head throughout, which is always welcome.

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The Fear of God: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

22 Nov

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Reed and Nathan discuss Scott Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose.