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

 

Once, Again

 

Speaking of Unholy Abominations…

 

Never Go “Full Arthouse”

 

Ride this Dragon

 

United in Praise

 

Cutting Room for May

 

Twitter Wars: A New Nope

 

Can Mew Dig It?

 

Fashion Backward

 

The Truth of True Love

You know the moment. It’s that split second when your mouth sprints right when your brain comes up lame. Suddenly, an average argument about one thing one time is now an argument about everything every time. You’ve gone from questioning that evening’s plans to forcibly rewriting the geography of your heart, cartography only possible after a solitary trip across a great expanse known as “the future.” You know the...


“Girls” Gone Mild

Ever watch the HBO show “Girls” and think, “Boy howdy would I prefer a version of this show where, instead of an obsessive-compulsive, self-destructive lead character who has questionable sexual experiences, we get an adorably quirky gal you just wanna snuggle?” Good news! Writer/director Noah Baumbach and writer/actress Greta Gerwig have crossbred Fox’s “The New Girl” and “Girls,” replacing a dour actress with a...


Cutting Room for May 31

  • Askarben Cinema is becoming less like a theater and more like a family member to all Omahans…like that cool aunt or uncle who is secretly (or not so secretly) your favorite. Proof? They’re holding Free Family Flicks, where every Wednesday and Thursday morning at 11 am from June 12-Aug 1 you can show up and watch a movie with the fam, yo! For free! The films this year include Chimpanzee, Escape from Planet...


Lonely Hearts’ Club

Let’s be honest, Love Is All You Need (or Den Skaldede Frisør if Danish is more than a donut to you) is basically redundant escapist fantasy.  But when the fantasy services the desires of middle-aged women struggling with uncompassionate husbands and cancer and not hormonal, heterosexual male teenagers (as most movies seem intent to service), it scores a free pass on originality.

Writer/director Susanne Bier’s...


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X-Men: Apocalypse

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

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