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Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem

4 yaps

The three-year saga of an Israeli woman fighting for divorce is a film of uncommon intimacy and grace. Continue reading

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Red Army

4 yaps

A harrowing, sometimes comedic look at politics and nationalism through the prism of a hockey team is equal parts, silly, scary, and spellbinding. Continue reading

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It Follows

4 yaps

One of the year’s most anticipated horror films, “It Follows” is a brilliantly progressive supernatural romp with tons of throwback qualities. Continue reading

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Get Hard

4 yaps

Gleefully un-P.C., “Get Hard” is the sort of movie you laugh uproariously at, then feel ashamed about it afterward. Continue reading

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The Barber

4 yaps

Legendary “That Guy” Scott Glenn is a rare bird equally adept at playing the hunter or the prey in the cut-above psychological thriller “The Barber.” Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer will Hulk your socks off

The latest trailer for the superhero team-up sequel shows us new heroes, sheds light on Ultron’s motives. Plus: more Hulk vs. Iron Man! 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

News
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“Home” run at the box office

The animated “Home” easily takes the top spot on the weekend film gross list, with “Get Hard” also opening strong. Continue reading

The AV Room
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Indy Style — March 27

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “Home,” “Get Hard,” “It Follows,” “The Barber,” “Red Army” and “Serena.” Continue reading

DVD Reviews
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The Imitation Game

4.5 yaps

“The Imitation Game” is a gripping drama that doesn’t let the audience off the hook for history’s terrible treatment of Alan Turing. 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

Interviews
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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

Commentary
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Class of 1985: “The Last Dragon”

4 yaps

Striking a funky, daffy, multi-genre, low-budget sweet spot, “The Last Dragon” takes an inner-city poke at the hero’s journey without taking the piss out of it. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Urban Cowboy (1980)

3.5 yaps

A cynical studio ploy to ride John Travolta’s song-and-dance stardom, “Urban Cowboy” is a totem for the urge to recreate America’s pioneer legend. Continue reading