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10 months ago
When the term “graphic novel” is tossed around, most immediately turn toward stories that capture grand adventures of heroes, like Superman, Batman, the Avengers, who display their superhuman strength or intellect while defeating similarly str... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Cargo (2018)

Cargo (2018)

7 / 10
For years now, zombie-related stories have been the rage on screens big and small. Whether telling the on-going story of a group of survivors (AMC’s "The Walking Dead") or a one-shot of a father protecting his daughter ("Train to Busan"), these... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
The less audiences know about "Deadpool 2" going in, the better, so everything that follows in the full review will refrain from the kind of details that would spoil the experience. So what should you expect? Violence, profanity, a surprising amou... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
In May 2008, a small, independent studio laid everything they had on the story of a B-List superhero from the Marvel Comics roster, with a director whose greatest success was 2003’s Elf and a washed-up actor looking to make a comeback. That film... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
It’s been 14 years since Brad Bird’s now-classic "The Incredibles" hit theaters and, for many, the wait’s been excruciating. Gratefully, not only are Parrs returning, but they’re returning with a story that’s a sequel in the purest form... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
There’s this feeling that infuses all youth; a feeling that something at some point from somewhere will happen and their lives will rise up out of the banal to become extraordinary. That feeling can turn into a sense of existential dread that as... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
f the things we take for granted, the written word is possibly the highest on the list. Before Johannes Gutenberg devised the printing press in 1440, there was little focus on or desire for the common person to read, which left a small contingent... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Feature debuts are a chance for any filmmaker to make an impression and to present audiences with a viewpoint perhaps unseen before. Folks, Christian Papierniak’s rock-infused dramedy "Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town" does all that and a little m... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Contained within director Brett Haley’s little indie darling, "Hearts Beat Loud", resides an indomitable, overflowing joy. It’s unexpected, wondrous, and bound to fill your soul up until it, too, overflows. Sweet without being saccharine, lovi... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
There’s no denying that writer/director Jack Eve’s got ambition. Watching a single frame of genre mash-up "Bees Make Honey" makes that abundantly clear. With bold strokes, Jack sets about combining aspects of straight period pieces and film no... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Documentarian Eugene Jarecki ("Reagan") set about exploring the life of beloved entertainer Elvis Presley and the seeming decline of America that runs parallel to his demise. Though Jarecki presents "The King" as a road movie, a touring show where... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
The wealth of film hitting theaters and VOD services is enough to overwhelm even the most discerning cinephile, which is why it matters to remain open to films beyond your borders both physical and metaphysical. Locking ourselves into genres, into... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Nothing can prepare you for the feature debut of Boots Riley’s "Sorry To Bother You" – a darkly hilarious, richly layered, head trip of a social-economic satire that will lure audiences in with its clever jokes and fine cast before pulling the... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Blacktop ball, pro ball, trick ball. A&R rep, radio host, world-renowned DJ. Freelance sneakerhead, sneaker designer, founder of a cultural movement. Businessman, author, filmmaker. Entrepreneur, activist, globalist. These disparate concepts are c... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
2015’s "Ant-Man" provided audiences a lighter mood that helped to soften the blow of the largely serious "Avengers: Age of Ultron". It also acted as a backdoor introduction to "Captain America: Civil War", a film in which Paul Rudd’s Scott Lan... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Without a doubt, no one that goes to see "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" is expecting anything more than ninety minutes of mind-numbing silliness and that’s exactly what they’ll get. It may not break down barriers or explore deep theme... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
There are few cinematic franchises as consistent in delivering action and thrills as the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. While not as institutionalized as the "James Bond: 007" series nor as gratuitous as the "Fast & Furious" franchise, the "Miss... Read the full review »
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10 months ago
Netflix’s latest original film, "Like Father", marks the feature directorial debut of Lauren Miller Rogen. It’s a dramedy addressing the detrimental impact of a life dissociated from others. A concept like this requires a balancing act of writ... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Official FilmFed Review
Coming-of-age tales are typically restricted to the teen crowd. Stories of a lost innocence or new-found acceptance that empowers the central character in a way which emboldens them to tackle the world around them. Though it’s not atypical for s... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
'The Year of Spectacular Men' Review

'The Year of Spectacular Men' Review

Perpetually confounded Izzy Klein just can’t seem to get a grasp on being adult. She expects answers to her deepest questions, yet the further she goes into her own life story, the more confused she becomes. Could the concrete ending she seeks m... Read the full blog post »