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Cutting Room for June 22

  • Of my cowboy father-in-law’s many colloquial expressions, one of my favorites comes out whenever I innocently brag about myself. He says, “It’s not the whistle that pulls the train.” I want to believe him, but he’s lied before, most notably during what I call “the electric fence deception.” So when Film Streams (filmstreams.org) partners with Union Pacific to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary by showing...


Whee! Lasses!

Ubiquitous, beloved and dangerous, animated fairy tales are more than just opportunities to sell toy tiaras to the tune of millions; they are typically the first encounters women have with the reinforcement of an oppressive patriarchal social structure, and their mothers are often the ones innocently opening the window to let in this boogeyman.

Consider the dynamic in nearly every classic Disney tale: beautiful...


Movieha! - Omaha’s favorite movie podcast

Here we go again on our own. This week. Hugh Laurie is the villain in Robocop, they are reshooting World War Z, Shadow Dancer has a great trailer, Prometheus is awesome, don't trust the haters, Cold Weather is luke warm, and hakus rule! Listen up and meet me on the other side.

On Your Radar: Shadow Dancer

Clive Owen is back at his shady best. trying to complicate the lives of IRA folks. Whether you think...


DVD Discovery: Three Nose-ring Circus

Films about filmmakers making films are filmmakers’ favorite kind of films to make. Why? Because people who make movies know the inherent metaphors and obvious allegories that go hand-in-hand with the process of moviemaking. The problem is, this can feel like either “inside baseball” or pretentiousness when presented to people who don’t “get” the guts of this art.

The Circus Animals is writer/director Nicholas...


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Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal swings but the film kinda misses.

GRADE
C+

Ant-Man

A delightfully scaled-down heist movie featuring shrinking superheroes.

GRADE
A-

Minions

A spinoff of Despicable Me that isn't totally despicable. 

GRADE
C+

Amy

A soul-crushing look at a siren taken too early.

GRADE
A+

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Another coming-of-age dramedy about a sad, privileged white kid.

GRADE
D

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A mocumentary about vampires that actually has teeth.

GRADE
A

Magic Mike XXL

The gang is back to dry hump. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

GRADE
B-

On DVD

'71

Set against the Northern Ireland conflict, this "trapped behind enemy lines" thriller delivers big time.

GRADE
A-

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