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The Last Picture Show and Black Narcissus wow at this year’s Turner Classic Movie Film Festival

The Last Picture Show and Black Narcissus wow at this year’s Turner Classic Movie Film Festival

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Amidst all of the new and contemporary movies that we, here at Cinemacy, watch and share with our readers, there are always old classics that have been skipped, or just need to be to re-watched and enjoyed all over again. One event that celebrates the films of the past is the Turner […]

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“Truman” – An allegory [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Truman” – An allegory [MOVIE REVIEW]

  by Neely Swanson  “Truman” is a sincere attempt at showing the intimacy only old friends can share. Julián, a respected actor, is dying. He knows it, his friends know it and maybe even his dog Truman knows it. Still, he is surprised when Tomas, now living in Canada with his wife and children, shows […]

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Try Colossal for an indie alternative to the studio monster movie [MOVIE REVIEW]

Try Colossal for an indie alternative to the studio monster movie [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/ www.cinemacy.com Anne Hathaway knows what it’s like to be bullied. The Best Supporting Actress winner (Les Misérables) is known for getting her fair share of flack from critics who deem her “strive for perfection” to be annoying, but she has never retaliated towards these haters by transforming into a giant killer monster […]

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“Kong: Skull Island” finds fun with comic cast [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Kong: Skull Island” finds fun with comic cast [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com In Kong: Skull Island, Skull Island is a remote, uncharted island in the Pacific, hidden away from the outside world by a stormy surface that has kept the island unexplored for years – which also keeps the mystery of who, or what, lives there as well. That is, until satellite photos – […]

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Kristen Stewart gives an unexpected tour de force in “Personal Shopper” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Kristen Stewart gives an unexpected tour de force in “Personal Shopper” [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com Next to her newly shaved head, Kristen Stewart’s indie film Personal Shopper is the latest buzz-worthy presentation coming from the multi-hyphenated actress/director/Chanel ambassador. Transforming into an emotionally complex fashion stylist who dabbles in connecting with other-world spirituality in the hopes of finding closure from her twin brother’s death, Stewart makes Personal Shopper […]

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“Betting on Zero” – but it may be all you’re left [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Betting on Zero” – but it may be all you’re left [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Betting on Zero, the brilliant new docu-thriller written and directed by Theodore Braun, follows the story of Bill Ackman, billionaire CEO and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management as he tries to uncover the true pyramid scheme structure of Herbalife, the multibillion dollar firm that, while ostensibly promoting a healthy lifestyle […]

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Shirley MacLaine shines as a strong-willed senior citizen in “The Last Word” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Shirley MacLaine shines as a strong-willed senior citizen in “The Last Word” [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Amy Delgado/www.cinemacy.com Anyone who hears the name Shirley MacLaine will recognize it as Hollywood royalty, having starred in over 50 feature films and earning her dozens of nominations and awards. In each of these films, the role has had a common theme: that of a strong-willed woman who won’t be silenced. This latest project, […]

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Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ sweeps at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards

Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ sweeps at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   Each year, on the day before the film industry’s biggest night that is the Oscars, the non-profit arts organization Film Independent hosts the Independent Spirit Awards, an annual event that brings out some of Hollywood’s finest indie filmmakers and stars to a beautiful Santa Monica beach setting to celebrate the films […]

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In “The Incredible Jessica James”, Jessica Williams’ star burns bright

In “The Incredible Jessica James”, Jessica Williams’ star burns bright

Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   The closing-night film of the Sundance Film Festival has the pressure of being the last thing that audiences will remember after ten days of non-stop movie-hopping. And while that pressure may be too intense for some, the joyously crowd-pleasing The Incredible Jessica James is a film that’s more than game to take […]

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“The Salesman” – A tough sale [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Salesman” – A tough sale [MOVIE REVIEW]

  “The Salesman,” the latest film from Iranian master Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation,” “The Past”), is another strong character drama in which a tragic circumstance tears at the fabric of what had been a strong relationship. Present day Tehran has all the problems of big cities everywhere to which is added insoluble infrastructure problems, a […]

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In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   The thing about daily life, since it’s typically lived in such a familiar, repetitive and track-like fashion, is that we often miss the subtle, magical coincidences that are going on around us all the time. In his latest movie, “Paterson“, writer and director Jim Jarmusch sprinkles in these subtle surrealities that […]

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Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com This isn’t the first time thirty-six-year-old Ryan Gosling and twenty-eight-year-old Emma Stone have played on-screen lovers (“Gangster Squad,” “Crazy Stupid Love”), nor is it the first time thirty-one-year-old Damien Chazelle wrote and directed an electrifying feature film about an artist’s drive to perform onstage (Academy Award-winning “Whiplash”). Put them all together, and […]

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“Things to Come” – Life goes on [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Things to Come” – Life goes on [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Things to Come,” written and directed by Mia Hansen Løve, arrives on the scene with a major calling card – its actress, the incomparable Isabelle Huppert. Ms. Huppert is that rare star, surely she deserves her own solar system, who bears watching no matter the material. In the case of “Things to […]

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ is as stylish and seductive as its director, Tom Ford

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is as stylish and seductive as its director, Tom Ford

by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com Leave it to Tom Ford, world-renowned fashion designer (fans include Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, and Julianne Moore to name a few), to create such a visceral and complexly beautiful follow-up to his directorial debut, “A Single Man,” with the sexy revenge thriller, “Nocturnal Animals.” Based on the novel Tony […]

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Enter “Arrival,” this year’s smartest sci-fi flick

Enter “Arrival,” this year’s smartest sci-fi flick

by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com Inevitably, alien invasion movies must ask themselves – and their audience – the same critical question: What are they doing here? And yet, before this question can even be posited to alien life forms, the small hurdle of needing to teach word-based human language to an alien species of entirely symbol-based communication […]

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