Birdman: Oscar Winner Benefits From Unique Style

When it comes to filmmaking, the Michael Keaton-starring Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a unique achievement in cinema. The film, featuring a star-studded cast, is Michael Keaton’s comeback so to speak.  Did he ever go away?  Well, probably not.  Regardless, Keaton turns in one of the greatest performances of his career. Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) used to portray the iconic Birdman.  While battling his alter-ego, the actor now mounts a Broadway play…

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie Doesn’t Hit The Mark

Between Two Ferns: The Movie stretches out the Funny or Die series into a feature-length film while losing most of the humor in the process. Listen, it gives me no happiness to pan Between Two Ferns: The Movie.  Trust me–panning this film is like a huge punch in the gut.  I have nothing but the greatest respect for all those involved in the production.  Between Two Ferns worked so well online because the interviews were…

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Missing Link: A Sasquatch Cartoon

Missing Link is the newest addition to the Sasquatch Cinematic Universe and finds our west coast friend feeling lonely and wanting more. After a mission to find proof of the Loch Ness monster goes spectacularly awful, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) finds himself on a new quest.  This one comes as a response to a letter from someone.  This someone believes that they know where to find the Sasquatch.  Or as we otherwise know them:…

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Sundance 2019: The Sunlit Night

The Sunlit Night frustratingly blends together two very different stories that don’t quite work together for taking place in a single feature film. Frances (Jenny Slate) could have had an excellent painter’s residency.  Unfortunately for her, she passes up the opportunity in order to travel with her boyfriend, Robert, to Japan.  Her plans soon become moot when Robert breaks up with her on vacation.  Forced back home without a choice, it becomes a comedy of…

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A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything

Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry  (Storm Reid) is struggling in school.  This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now.  Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…

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