Blocking Bad

The first Lego Movie was understandably overpraised for simply not being as terrible a corporate cash-in as it could have been. Unlike its predecessor, the Duplo double-dip that is The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part is borderline legitimately great. Instead of reductive Disney-barf themes like “don’t lose your imagination” and […]

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Cutting Room for February

If you’ve ever wondered “How do I watch experimental films?” the answer is “With your eyes.” If you would like more specific and helpful information, you can join the next Courses offering at Film Streams. The five-week seminar is a new addition to the Courses series, titled “Deep Dive.” I am told you do not […]

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Cutting Room

In news that’s as exciting as it is absolutely mortifying for my mortality concerns, Aksarben Cinema is holding a 20th anniversary screening of The Matrix on Thursday, Jan 31 at 7:30. Also presented by Omaha Virtual Reality, Infusion Brewing and Legend Comics, for just $10 you can see a movie that redefined a genre, inspired […]

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One Fyre Doc to Ja Rule Them All

When Deep Impact and Armageddon competed, everyone won. Watching Frodo and mini-Helen-Hunt mournfully plan to repopulate the earth was equal to the artistry of seeing Steve Buscemi get “space dementia,” which is a real thing that happened in a real movie. Unlike double-dipping on asteroid apocalypses, watching both documentaries about the failed […]

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Stained Glass

As Logan Paul’s parents almost certainly thought on his 19th birthday, “We waited 19 years for this?” If you liked Unbreakable, a super-serious superhero movie made just before such things were weekly occurrences, whatever sequel you had written in your head was infinitely better than the one M. Night Shyamalan actually just […]

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Leave Me a Clone

In between John Wick movies and torturing his fans by pretending Bill & Ted 3 is coming soon (it’s been “coming soon” for 15 years), Keanu Reeves has made quite the little side-career out of starring in low-key thrillers that are usually released straight to Redbox or streaming. Not even “straight to […]

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