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  • Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers

    Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers

    ★★★★

    "Image Makers" covers several trailblazing cinematographers by following these innovators of lens and light from the silent era into the Golden Age of Hollywood.

    Balancing the technical with the artistic, the significant impact these men brought to the burgeoning art form of cinematography are examined in a chronological fashion. This documentary is broken into sections about each individual director of photography-- highlighting the work of Billy Bitzer, Rollie Totheroh, Charles Rosher, etc. Names that you may not recognize but whose…

  • The Ref

    The Ref

    ★★★

    This holiday season, if you're looking for an unconventional Christmas movie about a dysfunctional family that you haven't seen before, look no further! "The Ref" is a darkly comedic flick about a suburban couple on the brink of divorce that are taken hostage on Christmas Eve by an irate thief.

    Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis play that couple with perfect acidity. The script, while not the most original concept story-wise, supplies great back-and-forth dialogue. It's like watching a tennis match…

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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★

    While the actors are cast well based on their likeness to the child actors and all of them are talented individually... They had no chemistry together whatsoever. With the kids they actually felt like friends. Probably because they were, if you've ever seen any behind the scenes stuff with them. With the adult actors they all felt like strangers. There was no warmth between them. It took me out of it.

    The writing is clunky, both in dialogue and story…

  • The Ranger

    The Ranger

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm all about punk rock horror flicks but this one is a bit of a slog.

    Having unlikable characters in a slasher film is a double edged sword. On one hand, it's a slasher film and you know going into it that most of the cast exists to pad the body count. Not being attached to the characters can make the kills more 'fun.' But, on the other hand, having unlikable characters makes your audience not give a shit about…