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Xmen0002 Mutant Fight Club

Those who only know comic books through their (somehow) still-increasingly popular cinematic adaptations don’t know the dirty secret about the source material: most storylines are messy and contradict past events. Dude, the actual devil once showed up in a Spider-man comic to erase his marriage because the writers wanted him single again…

X-Men: Apocalypse is getting savaged by critics, fairly and unfairly, for...


The-nice-guys-trailer3 Funny Noir Die

Sporting dialogue hotter than a recently spent shell casing and comedy slightly less dark than a necrophiliac stand-up comedian’s set, The Nice Guys targets a niche audience. Luckily, I am pretty much the captain of the populace living in said niche. Crudely clever and savagely stylish, writer/director Shane Black’s latest doesn’t quite equal the magic of his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but everyone knows Ryan Gosling is a...


Louder-than-bombs-3 My Bad?

Sometimes it feels like a bad film is picking on you. What could I have a possibly done to director Joachim Trier to make him single me out like this? Before his new film, Louder Than Bombs, I was positive that I’d never met Trier. Now, I’m paranoid that I may have inadvertently wronged him in the past. What else could explain why Trier would direct film that is a conglomeration of almost everything that I hate most...


Movie showing The 10th annual Elkhorn Valley/BEA D7 Film and Media Conference

Despite the art offerings of Film Streams and the mainstream fare of locally owened theaters like Aksarben, Nebraska still isn’t the ideal place to be a film lover. Sure, we get to see the big studio films the same day as the rest of the country, but independent and foreign films on limited release schedules can take months to make their way into the area. Side note: the Dundee reopening can't get here fast...


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X-Men: Apocalypse

A nonstop mutant fight club with little plot, thin characters and a whole lotta fun!

GRADE
B

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Louder Than Bombs

A bunch of stereotypical quasi-characters brood and pout, if you like such things...

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Sing Street

A pleasant 1980s-set coming-of-age music-based movie that is a little cliched but still fun.

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The Witch

A boring "horror" movie in which the scariest thing is the hygeine of American pilgrims. 

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F

Francofonia

An uncomplicated but visually experimental documentary simplistically arguing: "Museums good."

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Embrace the Serpent

A routine "Heart of Darkness" story that's something special.

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