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The 10th annual Elkhorn Valley/BEA D7 Film and Media Conference

 

Once, Again

 

Speaking of Unholy Abominations…

 

Never Go “Full Arthouse”

 

Ride this Dragon

 

United in Praise

 

Cutting Room for May

 

Twitter Wars: A New Nope

 

Can Mew Dig It?

 

Sunsetsong4-xlarge Lady Sings the Blues

Sunset Song isn’t as “in your face” despairing as something like the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” For comparison, it features 100% subplots solely dedicated characters being mercilessly tortured through genital mutilation. That said, it belongs to the same ilk of soul-crushing dramas. I’m not masochistic enough to risk a second viewing of director Terence Davies’ adaptation of the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic...


Xmen0002 Mutant Fight Club

Those who only know comic books through their (somehow) still-increasingly popular cinematic adaptations don’t know the dirty secret about the source material: most storylines are messy and contradict past events. Dude, the actual devil once showed up in a Spider-man comic to erase his marriage because the writers wanted him single again…

X-Men: Apocalypse is getting savaged by critics, fairly and unfairly, for...


Kathygarver Kathy Garver remembers ‘The Ten Commandments’

Before CGI, Cecil B. DeMille created a masterpiece when he filmed “The Ten Commandments,” using Jello and toy soldiers to create some of his special effects. It’s a movie that, despite numerous advances in the world of film, has somehow stood the test of time. And Omahans will have the chance to see it on the big screen this Friday at the Joslyn Art Museum for a 60th anniversary tribute.

In honor of the...


The-nice-guys-trailer3 Funny Noir Die

Sporting dialogue hotter than a recently spent shell casing and comedy slightly less dark than a necrophiliac stand-up comedian’s set, The Nice Guys targets a niche audience. Luckily, I am pretty much the captain of the populace living in said niche. Crudely clever and savagely stylish, writer/director Shane Black’s latest doesn’t quite equal the magic of his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but everyone knows Ryan Gosling is a...


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Sunset Song

A sullen Scottish tale of dour depression, somehow told and played beautifully.

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A-

X-Men: Apocalypse

A nonstop mutant fight club with little plot, thin characters and a whole lotta fun!

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B

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The Witch

A boring "horror" movie in which the scariest thing is the hygeine of American pilgrims. 

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Francofonia

An uncomplicated but visually experimental documentary simplistically arguing: "Museums good."

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