independent film

Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus

Sebastian Silva’s “Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus” is one of the funniest and weirdest movies I have seen this year. It stars Michael Cera as Jamie, an American whose in traveling in Chile. He enlists the help of his friend Champa and his brothers in obtaining a San Pedro cactus so that they could […]

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90’s Nostalgia: Kicking and Screaming

Noah Baumbach’s “Kicking and Screaming” is a fine example of the trials and inability to grow up. The film revolves around college graduates who are trying to figure out what to do with their lives after college. The prospects that they once thought was for them is now gone in the face of reality. “Kicking […]

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Prince Avalanche

Director David Gordon Green completely blew me away when I saw his film “All the Real Girls” a few years ago. The setting as well as the performances by Zooey Deschanel and Paul Schneider was quite something to behold. After watching this terrific film I ventured to see all of Green’s films. I saw “George […]

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Under the Skin trailer

Scarlett Johansson had a terrific year in 2013 with appearances in well-received films “Don Jon” and “Her”.  2014 also looks to be a year of more diverse roles for Johansson including upcoming film “Under the Skin”. I watched the trailer for this film earlier today and was completely taken in by how little it states […]

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Beginners

“Beginners” was a movie that I happened upon last year. I heard many positive things about the film including the great performances by Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer that I decided to check it out. This movie instantly became one of my top favorite films of all time. “Beginners” stars Ewan McGregor as Oliver a […]

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Short Term 12

I have seen so many articles about how great “Short Term 12” is that I decided to check it out. Brie Larson stars as Grace, a young woman working at a foster care facility with her boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr). Grace and Mason try their best to help kids struggling with a variety of […]

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