Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh is Back!

With the release of Logan Lucky, director Steven Soderbergh is back in a big way with a very funny heist caper. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, the heist film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig. Logan Lucky was produced as a test to see if indie filmmakers…

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Dave Made A Maze is The Maze Movie We Need Right Now

Dave Made A Maze is a horror film that doubles as a comedy but in a fun way. Directed by Bill Watterson from a script co-written with Steven Sears, the film stars Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Adam Busch, Kirsten Vangsness, John Hennigan, Scott Narver, Frank Caeti, and Timothy Nordwind. If Super 8 made you nostalgic for the classic Steven Spielberg movies of the 1970s and 1980s, Dave Made A Maze will surely…

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Wind River: A Chilling, Character-Driven Thriller

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen take us on a thrilling ride in the the character-driven Wind River. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, and James Jordan. After writing award-nominated screenplays for Sicario and last year’s Hell or High Water, Sheridan moves back into the director’s chair for his second feature–the chilling Wind River.  For Sheridan, it’s the conclusion to a…

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Whose Streets?: Ferguson documentary remembers Michael Brown

Whose Streets? is being released in theaters just a few days after this past Wednesday’s three-year anniversary of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, the documentary is an inside look at the Ferguson uprising that followed in the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown.  Brown was shot many times by the police and his body was just left in the streets to lie for hours. …

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Menashe brings Yiddish back to the Big Screen

Menashe brings Yiddish back to the big screen for the first time in some 60-70 years. Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein from a screenplay written by Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, and Musa Syeed, the film stars Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus, and Meyer Schwartz. Given that the film is in Yiddish with English subtitles, it will be interesting to see what will happen come awards season and whether it will be nominated for the Academy…

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Brigsby Bear: A Comedy Full of Heart

Brigsby Bear is a comedy full of heart and one of the rare comedy highlights this summer. Directed by Dave McCary from a screenplay by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, the indie comedy stars Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins.  Andy Samberg, who produces with The Lonely Island team, has a cameo role as Eric.  Phil Lord and Christopher…

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It’s Not Yet Dark: Simon Fitzmaurice directs film while battling ALS

It’s Not Yet Dark is a documentary about Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Directed by Frankie Fenton and narrated by Colin Farrell, we learn about Simon Fitzmaurice’s story.  The film is on the short side with a running length of 77 minutes. Following the premiere of his short film, The Sound Of People, at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the Irish filmmaker soon learned that he…

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The Dark Tower: Proceed Heavily With Caution

The Dark Tower does it’s best to introduce us to a fantasy world created by novelist Stephen King but it would have been better off as a mini-series rather than starting a film franchise that serves as a rebooted sequel to the books. Based on the novels by Stephen King, Nikolaj Arcel directs from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel.  The film stars Idris Elba,…

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This Is Meg: How Social Media Changed The Game For Comedians

This is Meg, starring Jill-Michele Meleán, offers us a a picture into the world of what it is like to be a working comedian who just want to make it in the showbiz industry. Directed by Alex Ferrari from a screenplay by Meleán, This Is Meg stars Meleán, Joseph Reitman, Jenica Bergere, Carlos Alazraqui, Debra Wilson, Krista Allen, Holly Wortell, Lahna Turner, Shawn Pelofsky, Ruben Dario, Carlos Oscar, and Roarke Walker. The film is inspired by true…

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is A Must-See, Powerful Film

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a powerful film that will leave you talking days after you finish watching the movie and one that is on my short list for the best documentary this year. Co-directed by Jon Shenk and Bonnie Cohen, the married team behind Actual Films, the film is a follow up to the Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, about climate change.  This could have easily have been a stand-alone film with…

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