Recent Movie Reviews
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Little Boy

4 yaps

Like its protagonist, this tender little faith-based film has no friends. I guess I’ll have to do. Continue reading

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Ex Machina

4 yaps

“Ex Machina” is a moody and contemplative sci-fi thriller that is both worthy, and self-limiting. Continue reading

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4 yaps

A bold and innovative twist on the horror genre, “Unfriended” forces us to confront the banality of evil we all encounter online. Continue reading

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Merchants of Doubt

4 yaps

Despite a serious subject, this documentary about corporate giants battling legislation harmful to their interests succeeds thanks to a satirical, comic tone. Continue reading

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True Story

3 yaps

“True Story” wants to be a probing tale about the intersection of crime, truth and justice. Instead it turns into a dull succession of interview scenes. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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The new Star Wars trailer is here! JJ Abrams unveils at the Star Wars Celebration! Continue reading

The Film Yap Lexicon
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The Bird Lady

A mysterious stranger who will silently stalk our hero until the time when the hero can’t escape. The stranger approaches, reaching for them, and then … Continue reading

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“Furious 7″ rolls higher on all-time box office list

“Furious 7″ blows past the $1 billion mark worldwide, and is vaulting up the list of all-time top grossing films. Continue reading

The AV Room
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Indy Style — April 24

This week’s show includes reviews of “The Age of Adaline,” “Ex Machina,” “Little Boy,” “The Water Diviner” plus “The Babadook” on video. Continue reading

DVD Reviews

New to View: ‘Inherent Vice’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s stoner-noir detective comedy, a charming adaptation of Paddington Bear and a Jennifer Lopez B-movie thriller top this week’s list of DVD and Blu-ray releases. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Beam Me Up, Scotty: My Work Here is Done.

It’s highly illogical to imagine a world in which Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us, but in countless ways he will forever stay with me. Continue reading

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Randy Newman

The famed singer and composer talks about his music, his Oscars and that “¡Three Amigos” screenwriting credit. Continue reading

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Cinema Blind Spots: My Winnipeg (2007)

What is “My Winnipeg”? Who is Guy Maddin? Austin tells you as he justifies this lesser-known, avant-garde documentary as a true blind spot. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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My Life As a Dog (1985)

5 yaps

One of my personal touchstone films, “My Life As a Dog” showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be. Continue reading