Palm Springs Film Festival: ‘The Upside’ Review

Advertisements The Upside, a remake of the French film The Intouchables, is a typical drama in which the central characters fall easily into archetypes and archetypal emotions. Bryan Cranston is a wealthy businessman paralyzed from the neck down. He pours over his grief…

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Robin Williams Retrospective HUB

Advertisements “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.” – Robin Williams The next few weeks at Filmera…

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AFF 2018: Original Sin

Advertisements Non-spoiler review Out of all the comedies I have watched at the Austin Film Festival, Original Sin (Pecado Original) is the most deserving to be called a “dark comedy.” Lines are crossed, and sins are committed, after sexual urges and repressed feelings…

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AFF 2018: Above the Clouds

Advertisements Non-spoiler review  Every now and then we need a light-hearted comedy that not only brightens our day but brings a smile to our faces. Making its North American premiere at the 25th Austin Film Festival, Above the Clouds is a UK…

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AFF 2018: The Long Dumb Road

Advertisements Non-spoiler review When you think of awesome comedy duos, your first thought probably won’t be Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori, but director Hannah Fidell makes you look foolish for ever doubting the pairing. The two actors play off each other in…

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Support the Girls

Advertisements Think back to your first job, or really any job that didn’t represent your ideal career—retail, service industry, it doesn’t matter what—it was probably pretty shit, right? You clocked in, worked for a low-wage, for a company that viewed you as…

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The Happytime Murders

Advertisements I love B-movie genre films. I realize not a whole lot of people do, but I love the irreverent, surprising and entertaining ways they will go about shaking up certain genres. They aren’t fine art, but they are an often disregarded…

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Damsel

Advertisements Damsel is a deconstructed Western comedy that has a solid first half of Western, but once it starts deconstructing just falls apart. The film follows Samuel Alabaster, played with wonderful detail and quirk by Robert Pattinson, as he searches for his love…

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Airplane!

Advertisements “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” was a line I’ve seen quoted a million times on the internet (along with many other jokes), but I have never seen this movie. It is high time I change that. War veteran…

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