Author Archives: Jessica Baxter

DVD Review: Che – Criterion Collection

Che

Benicio Del Toro is astoundingly at ease in Guevara’s skin. During the black and white sequences, it practically feels like a documentary.

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Review: Shuttle

Shuttle film poster

At 2:30 in the morning, it’s tempting to accept a ride from anyone who seems to be in the ride-giving business.

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Short Film Review: Brooklyn Force

Brooklyn Force

I know there are things called “fan films” and that this probably falls into that category. But I guess I don’t see the point in the fan film.

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Review: UB40 – Food For Thought

UB40 Food for Thought

Shot on a hot summer night in Cologne, Germany in 1981, “Food For Thought” captures the early days of the band, just after the release of their second album.

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Review: The Book of Eli

By: Jessica BaxterIn the new film by the Hughes Brothers (“From Hell”), it’s 30 years post-apocalypse and things are hella not cool, you guys. The world is a scorched junkyard full of pockmarked and be-goggled road warriors ready to rape, pillage and eat you. Apparently, this is what the world looks like without God. Fortunately, […]

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Review: "Youth in Revolt"

By: Jessica Baxter On the surface, it might seem like just another Awkward Michael Cera Comedy. It’s true that element is present, but it’s also so much more. “Youth in Revolt” is the story of a precocious Bay Area teenager named Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) whose affinity for Frank Sinatra and Italian cinema only briefly […]

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Review: "Me & Orson Welles"

By: Jessica Baxter “Sometimes you remember a week for the rest of your life,” says blue-eyed puppy dog Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) to his jaded, older love interest. That’s certainly true if your week involves scoring a bit part alongside Orson Welles. The trouble lies in how to keep Orson from outshining everything and everyone […]

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Bringing Light to Black Metal: Interview with Filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites

Filmmakers

“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.

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