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Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony – Film Review

(The following review is a special report regarding a showing of the documentary Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony. The film will be presented at the Phoenix Art Museum on Sunday, September 16 at noon, followed by a Q&A after the screening. The film has screened in almost every major American […]

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Woman Walks Ahead – Film Review

Taking it’s cue from the title Dances With Wolves, director Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead is the Lakota Sioux tribe name given to 19th century painter and activist Caroline Weldon. It refers to Weldon’s refusal to follow Sitting Bull when walking across the open Dakota landscape together, stubbornly demanding instead that she should be able […]

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Leave No Trace – Film Review

Despite having grown up in the affluent suburbs of the nation’s capital, if there’s one thing clear about director Debra Granik it’s her reverence for rural America and the people who live there, particularly for those who chose to live off the grid. In 2010’s outstanding Winter’s Bone, it was the backwoods of the Ozarks. […]

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Tag – Film Review

If the idea of a film about a group of guys who drop everything, their careers, their families, their whole lives, and play of an obsessive game of tag for one month, every year, sounds like a lame-brained idea for a comedy – we’re talking the whole film – then you may be right; except […]

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Incredibles 2 – Film Review

It may be fourteen years since the surprisingly fabulous adventure of Disney’s collaboration with PIXAR, The Incredibles, was first revealed, but there’s no time lost in the story-telling of the sequel; Incredibles 2 takes off almost at the point where the original left off. It’s three months later, and before there’s a chance to catch […]

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Ocean’s 8 – Film Review

Much of the marketing for director Gary Ross’ all-female ensemble cast of the heist comedy Ocean’s 8 refers to the film as being the fourth in the Ocean’s series. It’s really a spin-off. And given how the story concludes, depending on box-office reception and overall popularity, the whole thing will no doubt continue to spin […]

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