Articles written by: Calhoun Kersten

TOP 7 Crime-Solving Movies

TOP 7 Crime-Solving Movies

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. Few genres have stood the test of time quite like the mystery. From the early days of literature, the concept of intrigue and the unknowable has piqued the interest of men and women alike. Even one of the most famed detectives of literature, Sherlock Holmes, has graduated from the written […]

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Another Earth – Blu-ray review

Blu-ray Review Another Earth Directed by: Mike Cahill Cast: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Matthew-Lee Erlbach Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: November 29, 2011 PLOT:A young woman (Marling) with a tragic past attempts to make peace with herself and the man (Mapother) she wronged several years later. WHO’S IT FOR? Fans of quiet, understated dramas may […]

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‘The Innkeepers’ starring Sara Paxton – trailer review

The Innkeepers Directed by: Ti West Starring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis Rating: R Release Date: February 3, 2012 TRAILER SCORE: 9/10 Thoughts by TSR: If the name Ti West sounds familiar to you, it may have been his initial praise for his horror homage, The House of the Devil. It sounds like West is back at it again […]

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TOP 7 Movies I Can’t Believe Got Made

TOP 7 Movies I Can’t Believe Got Made

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. In honor of this week’s release, Jack & Jill, we’re doing a countdown of truly awful cinema. If you’re anything like me, you’re still reeling from the fact that this movie was made at all. So, we here at TSR, have decided to take that idea and run with it. […]

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David is Dying

David is Dying

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Lonyo Engele, Isaura Barbé-Brown and Brigitte Millar
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Rating: NR
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 3/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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CIFF 2011 On the Bridge

CIFF 2011 On the Bridge

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Iraq & Afghanistan War Veterans
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Rating: NR
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 7/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, and Ewen Leslie
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Rating: NR
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 5/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Rachael Harris, Jon Gries, Matt O’Leary
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Rating: NR
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 8/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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Undefeated

Undefeated

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Manassas Tigers
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Rating: NR
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 9/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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TOP 7 Movie Politicians I’d Vote For

TOP 7 Movie Politicians I’d Vote For

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. We live in a country where pop culture is king (or queen). More people find themselves tuned into who’s on American Idol than who’s in the Senate. But what happens when pop culture and politics collide? You’ve got your political dramas, your political thrillers, and everything in between. In honor […]

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