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Gaspar Noe's Latest Film is a Hallucinatory Nightmare

Gaspar Noe's Latest Film is a Hallucinatory Nightmare

It is odd to say that a film called Climax, written and directed by French Director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), an erstwhile enfant terrible positively obsessed with the depiction of sex and violence and every shade of aberrance, does not include one identifiable orgasm. The sex takes a backseat to drug-induced mayhem in this hellish "dance-horror" flick, a Chernobyl lovechild of Suspiria, Hellraiser II and Rent.

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'Captive State' is the Best Movie of the Year So Far

Captive State is the best movie of the year so far, and it’s not close. Starring Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), John Goodman and Vera Farmiga,...

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'Shawshank Redemption' Cast Reunites for 25th Film Anniversary in Mansfield

Everyone's favorite prison movie, The Shawshank Redemption, is turning 25 this year. In honor of the milestone, film fanatics can make the trek to...

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Spanish-Language Drama 'Everybody Knows' Features Compelling Performances by Its Lead Actors

Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman) seeks to exploit those tensions in his new Spanish language drama Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows). While...

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Capitol Theatre to Screen 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Movie as Tribute to the Late Luke Perry

While actor Luke Perry was perhaps best known for his role on the hit TV show Beverly Hills 90210, Perry, who passed away on...

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Heroism Reduced to Firepower in Marvel's 'Captain Marvel,' a Movie That is Fine

I, too, love Ben Mendelsohn. The Aussie actor, lately a drawling bad guy in Rogue One, Ready Player One and Robin Hood is, in Captain...

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Local Publisher to Release a New Book About Horror Movie Soundtracks

The locally based 1984 Publishing has just announced that it plans to release Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl, a book about...

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'Never Look Away' — At Least Not for Three Hours

The three-plus hour Never Look Away, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was the German entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at Sunday...

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Preposterous Thriller 'Greta' Sure to Exit Theaters Swiftly

"This city is going to eat you alive," Erica (Maika Monroe) tells her roommate Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) at the beginning of Greta, the new...

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Beachland to Host Auditions for the New Dark Comedy ‘Burnt’

Written and directed by Brent Gorcie, the lead singer of the local rock band Dark Water Rebellion, the experimental TV series Burnt centers on...

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This Weekend's Short. Sweet. Film Fest to Screen 118 Films

Last year, Michael Suglio received 445 submissions for his annual Short. Sweet. Film Fest. He didn’t think it’d be a possible to top that...

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CIFF43 Announces Its Opening and Closing Night Films

Produced by Academy Award-winner Arthur Cohn and co-directed by Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun, The Etruscan Smile, a film about a Scottish man who...

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Cinematheque to Screen 'Wings of Desire' as a Tribute to the Late Bruno Ganz

Last week, Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who stars in Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders' beautiful 1987 film about an angel who wants to become...

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'Arctic' is a Grim Survivalist Epic

The Danish leading man Mads Mikkelson is everywhere these days. Not only did the bleeding-eye villain from Casino Royale play a supporting role in 2018's...

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Festival Fave 'To Dust' Isn't Powerful Enough to Merit an Oscar Nod, But Still Has Fine Performances

Shawn Snyder, who co-wrote the script for his new film To Dust with Jason Begue, took inspiration from his experiences as a Reform Jew who...

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Does Oscar Nominee 'Capernaum' Want Us to Support Sterilizing Poor People?

The unfamiliar, hard-to-pronounce word “Capernaum” is translated as “chaos” in the title card subtitling of Lebanese writer-director-actor Nadine Labaki’s new film. It has been nominated...

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Heartthrob Jason Momoa Added to Wizard World Cleveland Lineup

Jason Momoa, of Aquaman and HBO's Game of Thrones, has been added to the Wizard World Cleveland line-up. Momoa will appear Saturday, March 9,...

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Here's How to Watch 'Black Panther' For Free in Theaters For Black History Month

The newly-anointed Oscar nominee Black Panther may have roared into theaters last February, but next month audiences are getting another opportunity to watch the...

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Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' is an Arresting Masterpiece About Love in the Time of Communism

In the curious calculus of the 2019 Academy Awards, Cold War, directed by Polish auteur Pawel Pawlikowski, is a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film,...

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Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Shows the Grim Realities of WWI

There was perhaps no director better suited to making the new documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, a film composed of restored World War I...

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'Mean Girls' Comes to Cedar Lee Next Week to Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary

Mean Girls, is coming to the Cedar Lee on Feb. 2 to take you back to those drama-filled days of high-school. Making its debut in...

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There's a Cat Video Festival Coming to Cedar Lee in March

The internet often feels like it was invented simply to supply gobs of adorable cat videos to the masses. Hours and hours of footage...

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