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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs


    It’s best to go into PALM SRINGS, the latest Lonely Island project, without learning too much about the plot. It’s a film that lends itself to comparisons a little too easily, particularly to a certainly comedy classic. The film itself however does more than enough to stand on its own, and will benefit from distancing itself from its predecessor.

    In Palm Springs, we find Andy Samberg (in full on Popstar- level form) and Cristin Milioti trapped in a love story…

  • Tesla



    About 20 minute into Michael Almereyda’s Nicola Tesla biopic, after narration that references Bob Dylan and a few other quick anachronisms, Anne Morgan (Eve Hewson) pulls out a MacBook and Googles the film’s subject. Suffice it to say that TESLA is an unconventional biopic.

    Ethan Hawke is our Tesla in this film, which serves more as an exploration or what the scientist’s work meant, and what his legacy has become rather than a straightforward retelling of his life or his…

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice


    Larry "Doc" Sportello, Private Eye, is the latest in the lineage of leading men in films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. On the surface, there isn't much to tie Doc to Barry Egan, Eddie Adams, Daniel Plainview or even Freddie Quell, who is also played by the enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix, and the same rule applies to the sprawling, beautiful world's that these lost and alienated characters inhabit. In fact, when describing the plot of Inherent Vice to someone who is…

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6


    Disney animation has been on a roll in the last few years. Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen have been huge successes and can be ranked among the studio’s all-time classics. Similarly, Marvel Studios have been conquering the world of blockbusters in a remarkable fashion since the release of Iron Man in 2008. Since Disney’s acquisition of the comic book empire, it’s seemed inevitable that we would see Disney Animation Studios put out a superhero film at some point. Big Hero Six…