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Author: Kenny

Outdoor Enthusiasts Should Venture Out to Climb Meru

Outdoor Enthusiasts Should Venture Out to Climb Meru! Audiences, especially outdoors enthusiasts, should venture out to theaters this weekend to watch the award-winning documentary “Meru.” It showcases an in-depth and poignant snapshot about climbers who reflect on the hardship and inspiration of hiking Meru which is above the Ganges River in Northern India a few years ago. “Meru” does an exceptional job tracking the trials and perseverance of experiencing one of the most challenging descents in a rather captivating manner. “Meru” jumps right in as it opens with footage of climbing team members looking exhausted and annoyed. The imagery...

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The Gift Unwraps into an Unsettling, Sophisticated Thriller

With a lot of anticipation fueled by the curiosity of seeing another talented actor get behind the camera, I was eager to see “The Gift.” I wasn’t let down a bit. It slowly unwraps into a first-class, suspense tale that is a blend between old-fashioned American thriller and a modern European drama. For a summer dominated by remakes, reboots, and sequels, it is refreshing to see a low-key movie receiving such advanced praise that is high quality and receiving a wide release.   Cinematics (Plot, Acting, Cinematography, etc.) – 5 “The Gift” is quite a staggering filmmaking (directorial) debut for emerging actor...

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Woody Allen’s Darkly Comical Irrational Man Is Ultimately Problematic

Woody Allen’s latest movie, which he makes pretty much annually, “Irrational Man” is entertaining and had me thinking during its brisk running time, yet is ultimately problematic in the long run. In the spectrum of his latest movies this isn’t nearly as great as “Midnight in Paris” and “Blue Jasmine” but not as dismal as “To Rome with Love” or “Magic in the Moonlight.” Fans of Woody Allen will appreciate a few things about this movie, but he won’t win over the hard-to-please. Cinematics (Plot, Acting, Cinematography, etc.) – 3 Emma Stone was the highlight of the film for...

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A Lego Brickumentary is Fun and Fascinating for All Ages

In one way or the other, most of us have a connection to toy Legos. Director Daniel Junge, who has documented the seriousness of the death of an activist nun to the goofball antics of Evel Knievel, has an eclectic mix of subject matter and styles when it comes to non-fiction filmmaking. In his latest, which he co-directed with Kief Davidson, “A Lego Brickumentary,” audiences get a glimpse of the history and practical application of the toy and how they have impacted the world of engineering and pop culture significance. Narrated by Jason Batemen as, yes, a toy Lego...

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