Category: 2017

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AFI Fest 2017: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond: Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, by David Bax

“I decided for the next few days to talk telepathically to people.” Jim Carrey, professional comedian, says this early in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, the new documentary...

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AFI Fest 2017: Call Me by Your Name, by David Bax

The characters in Luca Guadagnino’s quietly staggering Call Me by Your Name are members of an incredibly wealthy family. These “Jews of discretion” whose family tree covers most of Western society and who spend summers and holidays at their country...

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New York Comic Con 2017: Dean Devlin Unveils New Crime Thriller, by Andrew Benjamin

At this year’s New York Comic Con, one of the first panels to be presented was a reveal of director/producer Dean Devlin’s new movie, Bad Samaritan. The longtime producer, whose credits include Independence Day, Godzilla, and Stargate, is making his...

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Next Fest 2017: L.A. Times, by David Bax

Michelle Morgan’s L.A. Times is an attempt to update the ‘hyper-verbose, aimless young people’ blueprint of 90s fare like Reality Bites to the current day. From the opening scene, in which jaded but overly confident lifestylers at a bourgeois cocktail bar casually assert...