Film Reviews

It Follows

It Follows

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews It Follows DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: David Robert Mitchell PRINCIPAL CAST: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe Plot (courtesy of Sundance): After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something […]

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The Bronze

The Bronze

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews The Bronze DIRECTOR: Bryan Buckley SCREENWRITERS: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch PRINCIPAL CAST: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong U.S.A., 2015, 104 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero […]

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

What Happened, Miss Simone?

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews What Happened, Miss Simone? DIRECTOR: Liz Garbus U.S.A., 2014, 102 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black Power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. This astonishing epic […]

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Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 31, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
Running Time: 2 hrs 29 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 3, 2014

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Hess
Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins
Rating: PG
Release Date: September 26, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Cast: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Eric Nielsen
Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 19, 2014

Final Score: 3/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Tusk

Tusk

Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Guy LaPointe
Running Time: 1 hr 42 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 19, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 5/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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The Guest

The Guest

Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer
Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 17, 2014

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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