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Junglebooktriptych3-800x400 Beasts of Burden

The Jungle Book is director Jon Favreau’s “live-action”—if you count an entirely CGI environment with almost entirely CGI characters to be “live-action”—update of the classic Disney tale. A young boy, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is protected by a panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley); semi-raised by a wolf, Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o); befriends a bear, Baloo (Bill Murray); kinda-almost-sorta gets eaten by a snake, Kaa (Scarlett...


Force awakens Awake My Soul

Nostalgia, like love, erodes rough edges; it fills in gaps, paints clean what was scuffed, and forgives copious small sins in the name of happiness. I’m sorry, but none of the Star Wars movies have been perfect. Although some are demonstrably (laughably) worse, all abound with fractures and flaws. That we deeply love (some of) them is a gentle affirmation of their use of the monomyth and a reflection of how they...


Keanu ‘Tis the Summer of This Content

The only thing Hollywood may be worse at than achieving any measure of diversity in front of or behind the camera is their ability to read a calendar. “Summer” technically started in March for Tinseltown, with the debut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This box office-obsessed “seasonal affective disorder” be damned! Summer starts no earlier than May! If we can’t yet adhere to the dignified axiom “Suns out,...


Wind-that-shakes-the-barl-006 Cutting Room for April

Some exciting things are afoot down at Film Streams this summer. So get ahead of what’s afoot by using your eyes:

Together with Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Ruth Sokolof Theater is showing their “Forever Young Family & Children’s Series Spring 2016” series. I’m pretty sure you don’t actually have to have a family or children to go, which is good, because I don’t have the latter and deny having the former! But...


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