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Nightcrawler

by Kyle Armstrong

     Seeing Jake Gyllenhaal back in that weird, dark, edgy character archetype makes me feel a little better seeing him again. I have always been reluctant towards Gyllenhaal's acting and after seeing Nightcrawler I kind of get why. Gyllenhaal has been cast into these boring …

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Kyle Armstrong

     For the October season, why not go for something creepy, something eerie. How about a musical? As for modern day, live action musicals, Sweeney Todd may  possibly be my favorite. It is weird to compare Oliver! to Sweeney Todd, but when I think of the two, I think of how …

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Lucy

by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Director: Luc Besson

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman 

     There’s a good idea at the heart of Lucy, and some really good concepts. The performances are fine and it’s much more of a “thinking” movie than we’re used to during the summer months,…

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Begin Again

by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Directed by John Carney

Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo

      Despite my complete lack of musical talent — or maybe because of it — I’m a sucker for the “songwriter/creative process” kind of film, and “Begin Again” falls squarely into the “Once” genre. A…

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Under the Mesmerizing Skin

by Bryan Renfro

     This… this is the reason I go to the movies. Every once and a while I see something that is so captivating as a movie-going experience that I am reminded why I love it so much. Johnathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” is such an undertaking, both visually and structurally, that it…

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Crystal Fairy and Michael's Magical Mescaline Migration

  by Allan Day 

     Full disclosure: I have been to a higher plane of existence. At least, that's how it felt at the time. Hallucinogens will do that to you. That is why people seek them out; it's called a “trip” because that's what it feels like: a journey to a different kind of consciousnes…

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