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Good Songs Keep 'Hearts Beat Loud' Strumming Along

Good Songs Keep 'Hearts Beat Loud' Strumming Along

It's nearly impossible to dislike Nick Offerman, but his dry wit and no-nonsense Ron Swanson persona that worked so well on Parks and Recreation feels out of tune with the rest of the new indie flick Hearts Beat Loud. Luckily, stunning performances from Kiersey Clemons and Toni Collette are the melody that keeps the delightfully pessimistic dramedy strumming along.

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Newest Film Adaption of 'The Seagull' Fails to Fully Take Flight

Amidst big-budget summer blockbusters like superhero sequels and a Star Wars prequel comes The Seagull, a modest period piece based on an Anton Chekov play....

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'Hereditary' Offers a Traumatizing Exploration of Guilt and Grief

There's always one film that comes out of festival season each year boasting the hyperbolic signature of "scariest film of the year." Films like It...

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'The Misandrists' is an Aggressive Satire That's Absolutely Unsafe for Squares

Thank the gay gods for Bruce LaBruce. Queer filmmaker, actor, critic, and sometimes pornographer, Bruce La Bruce is known for his boundary pushing films that...

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Watch the First Movie Trailer for Cleveland-Made 'White Boy Rick'

The first trailer for White Boy Rick, filmed in Cleveland and Detroit last year, is finally here. The film tells the real life story...

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Here's How You Can Be an Extra in 'The Last Summer,' Filming in Cleveland Now

Yet another film being shot in Cleveland is in need of extras. Next Thursday, the teen drama The Last Summer, is taking over Crooked River...

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You've Never Seen Anything Like 'The Rider'

After enduring the wispy itinerance of Charlie Plummer in Lean on Pete, the prospect of sitting through another ambient horse-and-his-boy neo-Western made me clench my...

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Why is 'SOLO?'

If you dispense with the notion that 28-year-old Alden Ehrenreich is playing a "young Han Solo" in Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest installment...

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HBO's New 'Fahrenheit 451' Adaptation is Inexplicably Set in Cleveland

HBO Films' Fahrenheit 451 is inexplicably set in Cleveland, Ohio. The adaptation of the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel, a sci-fi classic, stars Michael B....

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Capitol Theatre to Host Special Screenings for Pride Month

To celebrate Pride Month, the Capitol Theatre has partnered with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland to present a special film series. The...

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Winless Cleveland Browns to be Featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' This Summer

HBO has finally gotten its way. After years of prodding the Cleveland Browns football organization to be a subject on its much lauded sports program...

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Retro Tuesdays at the Aut-O-Rama Drive-In Are the Best Way to Spend the Summer

Sometimes there are experiences worth going the extra mile, like The Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In theater in North Ridgeville. As audiences grow increasingly frustrated with...

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'Disobedience' Shows Hollywood Still Doesn't Understand How To Tell A Lesbian Love Story

Based on Naomi Alderman's novel of the same name, Disobedience challenges the obdurate viewpoints of religion by presenting a stunning film in a world that is...

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'Deadpool' Sequel Has Jokes on Jokes, But Nothing Beneath the Surface

The raucous, raunchy Deadpool 2, which opens in wide release Friday, is a fitting sequel to the wry and self-referential original, a superhero film billed...

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87-Year-Old William Shatner Beaming into Akron Civic Theatre This Fall

William Shatner may be older than your grandparents, but this famed actor, singer and cheeseball refuses to throw in the towel. At 87, Shatner...

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Film About Local Rapper Chris Black to Debut at Atlas Cinemas Diamond Center in Mentor

A Cleveland State student, local filmmaker Najada Davis profiles several local rappers in the new film, Legion of Lyricists. The film is loosely based...

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Director of Documentary Film About the British Punk Band the Slits to Introduce the Movie at the Capitol Theatre

When director William Badgley’s friend Jennifer Shagawat (Shellshagg), who served as the tour manager for the Slits when the British punk band reformed in...

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Cleveland's Own Anthony and Joe Russo Talk 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Over the weekend, Cleveland natives Anthony and Joe Russo concluded a month-long global publicity tour for Avengers: Infinity War on their home turf. Infinity War,...

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Cleveland Museum of Art to Screen Rare Baseball Films

For the past decade or so, Dave Filipi, Director of Film/Video at Columbus' Wexner Center for the Arts, has presented a program of archival baseball footage...

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'Tully' Powerfully Explores the Depths of Motherhood and Mourning Your Twentysomething Years

In the third collaborative effort between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult), Charlize Theron returns as Marlo, an overwhelmed New...

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Boring, Compassionate 'Lean on Pete' Captures Hardscrabble Life in Pacific Northwest

Is actor Charlie Plummer a "major talent," as early reviews for Andrew Haigh's new drama Lean on Pete, adapted from the novel of the same...

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Feel-Good 'Adventures in Public School' Gets Adolescence Right

Coming of age films are often plagued by adult screenwriters taking the adolescence experience way too seriously, rather than embracing the benign moments that contribute...

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