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Cutting Room for August 21, 2015

 

Myopic Biopic

 

Movieha! Your Favorite Movie Podcast

 

Cold War Sizzle

 

Flash Without Flair

 

Finite Jest

 

Missed It By That Much

 

ILY IMF

 

Featherweight Flick

 

No Wright, Still Alright

 

O-end-of-the-tour-facebook Finite Jest

Director James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour is a movie about two writers talking to each other for five days and not much else. They talk about everything we’ve come to expect that writers in movies are going to talk about. But, don’t worry, The End of the Tour is not nearly as meh as it sounds. Sure, I won’t lose any sleep if I never again see a movie where two writers discuss the cult of celebrating or the human...


Aint-them-bodies-saints Missed It By That Much

Gather ‘round the campfire, children, your Uncle Ryan has a story of terror to tell.

Way back in “aught 6,” Omaha didn’t have a way to watch some of the best movies in the world. It’s true! Why, before ole Film Streams came along, we were at the mercy of pirates and thieves to see some of the most acclaimed films! This is before your fancy Netflixes and new-fangled Amazon Primes and “The Hulu.” “On Demand” was...


Tom-cruise-mission-impossible-rogue-nation ILY IMF

At some point, Mission Impossible and the 007 series “freaky Fridayed.” Bond moved from implausible ridiculousness to slightly-more-grounded cloak-and-daggerism, whereas Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is now climbing into airplanes by holding on to a door handle while it takes off. There’s room for both types of espionage spectacles, and Mission Impossible has found its place by embracing the fact that, whether or not he’s...


O-jake-gyllenhaal-southpaw-facebook Featherweight Flick

Southpaw is a boxing movie with, dare I say, far too much boxing in it. I realize that sounds strange, but director Antoine Fuqua’s new movie isn’t very interested in its extended training montages or improbable fight scenes—and that’s not entirely a dig. Unapologetically, Southpaw is a vehicle for star Jake Gyllenhaal to continue his career renaissance with another stellar performance. Unfortunately, Gyllenhaal’s...


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No Escape

Don't go to Malaysia. You'll probably die.

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C-

Best of Enemies

A documentary that shows us where political news coverage all went wrong.

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Iris

A remedial look at a fashion forward icon.

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The End of the Tour

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