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Spoiler Free Review for The Shape of Water

Title: The Shape of Water Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones Synopsis: Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a…
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Spoiler Free Review for Ingrid Goes West

Title: Ingrid Goes West Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior Director: Matt Spicer Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Synopsis: An unhinged social media stalker (Plaza) moves to LA and insinuates…
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Spoiler Free Review for Brigsby Bear

Title: Brigsby Bear Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Dave McCary Starring: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes Synopsis: Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes…
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A Deep Dive Into Nathan For You’s Masterpiece “Finding Frances”

Nathan Fielder pushes himself to places that very few comedians would even dare go. On his show, he’s risked breaking the law, falling off a building, and even made serious attempts in bringing down big business like Starbucks and Uber….
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Spoiler Free Review for The Florida Project

Title: The Florida Project Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material. Director: Sean Baker Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe Synopsis: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she…
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Spoiler Free Review for Lady Bird

Title: Lady Bird Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying Director: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalamet Synopsis: The adventures of a young woman living in Sacramento, as she attempts to finish high…
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Spoiler Free Review for The Big Sick

Title: The Big Sick Year: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for language including some sexual references Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Synopsis: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their…
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Spoiler Free Review for Blue Jay

Title: Blue Jay Date: 2016 Director:  Alex Lehmann Starring: Mark Duplass & Sarah Paulson For my latest indie pick, I have decided to choose Alex Lehmann’s 2016 film Blue Jay, which is written by and starring Mark Duplass. Duplass plays a…
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Spoiler Free Review for mother!

Title: mother! Date: 2017 MPAA: Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil…
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Spoiler Free Review for War for the Planet of the Apes

Title: War for the Planet of the Apes Date: 2017 MPAA: PG-13 Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn The hardest thing for a trilogy to do is to continue to get better one after another. Most movie…
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