Entries in TCFF (44)

Wednesday
Dec282016

Too Late- New Release

I hope you’re walk into “Too Late” with an empty stomach, because you’re about about to be served a whopping film buffet of awesome.  

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Trespass Against Us- New Release

Director Adam Smith’s missed clarity has a way of working for him.  Having Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson as your leads goes a long ways to alleviate those certain faults.

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Sunday
Nov152015

Too Late- New Release

I hope you’re walk into “Too Late” with an empty stomach, because you’re about about to be served a whopping film buffet of awesome.  

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Saturday
Nov142015

Brooklyn- New Release TCFF

“Brooklyn” will make you fall in love with falling in love all over again. 

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Saturday
Nov142015

Youth- New Release TCFF

Scene builds on scene and drivel builds on drivel.

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Saturday
Oct242015

Sunny in the Dark- New Release TCFF

Where most actors could have easily turned her character into a NELL like caricature, Ward has a hypnotic quality about her that grounds Sunny and excels.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Old Fashioned- New Release

“Old Fashioned” isn’t going to do much for those who don’t share the same beliefs, but it holds as a strong and refreshing enough a story for those who do.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

To Say Goodbye- New Release

Director Timothy Torabpour and his brother screenwriter Hamid Torabpour have clearly done the research from all angles of the consequences of suicide, and it spills out into “To Say Goodbye” with with a powerful dramatic weight.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Just Before I Go- New Release

Courtney Cox makes as good as a directorial debut as you’d expect with the underwhelming and sloppy wannabe dramedy “Just Before I Go”.

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Thursday
Oct302014

Wild Canaries- New Release

I understand “Wild Canaries” is supposed to be a very frollicking New Yorky comedy, but I would have rather just pinched myself over and over and over than watch this movie, and it would have been a less painful experience.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

The Young Kieslowski- New Release

“The Young Kieslowski” is an absolute crowd pleaser.  Selfish youth clashing with forced maturity but told to the audience with enough love, hope, and humor to win you over.  I was dazzled and moved. 

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Wednesday
Oct292014

The Well- New Release

“The Well” has a spark to it that allows the film to thrive and rise above the rest of the saturated crop.  Above average casting and an ability to actually create tension make this a decent watch.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

3 Nights in the Desert- New Release

“3 Nights in the Desert”.  More like “3 Very Melodramatic Characters Who Compete to See Who Can Be the Most Annoying”.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Where the Trail Ends- New Release

“Where the Trail Ends” may have a nice look to it but in the end is just a generic rinse and repeat of slow motion orgy ride shots that has zero soul. 

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Thursday
Oct232014

V/H/S: Viral- TCF New Release

my biggest compliment would be that this film will make me watch the first two installments of the series.  

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Thursday
Oct232014

The Last Time You Had Fun- TCF New Release

I enjoyed 82 minutes of four decent tv actors getting on the big screen with characters defining and trying to break through their relationship tribulations and depressions.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Father-Like Son- TCF New Release

...there is an infectious stupidity that I rather enjoyed.

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Friday
Nov292013

My Interview with "A Better Life" Director Connor Holt

Director and co screenwriter Conor Holts takes a couple of minutes with me and chats about his Twin Cities Film Fest Officially Selected short film "A Better Life".  Conor opens up about his days at MSU of Moorhead, his love for good sci fi, and the big changes that went on in his writing process.


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Monday
Nov252013

The Armstrong Lie- New Release

I was impressed with Gibney who acknowledges that he allowed all this missed deceit to happen under his lens.

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Friday
Nov152013

Nebraska- New Release

Dern shows every thought and memory clearly through Woody’s eyes and vocal grunts...

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