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Movie Review: “Mustang” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Mustang is the French submission for Best Foreign Film to this year’s Academy Awards. It’s a masterfully told story set in rural Turkey about 5 sisters, all close in age and very close as siblings, living in the home of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “H.” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

“H.” is an odd and mysterious film that inhabits an obscure place in the apocalyptic genre of film storytelling, filled with symbolism that may or may not hold meaning. Its story line is built around the apocalypse, but on a micro level, showing how … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

  The invitation to a secret screening at the Egyptian proved irresistible, especially after it was announced that Clint Eastwood‘s newest film, American Sniper, was the movie to given a special AFI Fest presented by Audi viewing to the public. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Buzzard” Screening at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Joel Potrykus’ Buzzard is unquestionably “Loser Friendly” fare and may be perfectly suited for “Millennials” cultural disenfranchisement with its budget conscious cinematography and equally financially conscious mise en scene. The story revolves around Joshue Byrge‘s character, Marty Jackitansky, an immature and angry temp worker … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Run” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Director Philippe Lacôte got everyone’s attention when he was introducing his film “Run” by saying that this wasn’t a political movie. Strangely, in the opening scene, the main character, Run, is committing an assassin of the Prime Minister of the Republic … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Haemoo” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

“Haemoo” is well written, a carefully crafted drama and character study in human nature of various personality types when they are placed under exceptional and stressful circumstances. The story starts with the fishing boat fresh out at sea with a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Eden” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

It’s my opinion Eden is a story about minutia, but I also think there are 2 stories here that go to the core of this feature. I’ll address them as the “Small Story” and the “Big Story.” The small story is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Violet” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Violet is an interesting film that straddles the razors edge of student film and art film. The first thing that struck me regarding the film was its aspect ratio. It abandoned the conventional anamorphic or 16 by 9 ratio in … Continue reading

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