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    Six Circuit: Which 2012 Supporting Actress Got ‘Les Miserables’ News on Oscar Nomination Morning?

    Welcome to the thirty-third entry in our Six Circuit series. “It Came True.” From the announcement of Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables,” Anne Hathaway was proclaimed frontrunner for her role as Fantine, the dying prostitute. Once we heard “I Dreamed a Dream” in the first trailer, the race was pretty much over. Still, the race for nominations […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Hereditary’ Scares But It’s Toni Collette’s Performance That Will Bring So Much Joy

    With the scares and horror of such classics like “The Exorcist,” writer/director Ari Aster‘s brilliant debut “Hereditary” constructs a fascinating and chilling portrayal of darkness within ourselves.  Displaying top-notch performances from its cast, most notably Academy Award nominee Toni Collette and Alex Woolf, “Hereditary” is a polished, downright creepy event that will be hard to […] More

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    TV: What if There was an All-Television Award Ballot?

    As a TV critic, the question I get most often is “what should I watch?” It’s a fair question, one that is nearly impossible to ask in the modern TV landscape. With 400 scripted shows (and counting) in 2018, the list of “must-watches” is still very long. It is often easier to default to the […] More

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    Film Review: ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Talks Around Its Title Character

    Independent cinema has always been ahead of Hollywood when tackling social issues on the big screen. “A Kid Like Jake” centers around a potentially transgender young child, and does so in a gentle way. Too gentle, in fact. A low key family drama in need of more reason to exist, the film is a missed […] More

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    TV Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is Timely, Brutal and Brilliant

    Even three years ago, Hulu was best known for showcasing network TV and having Seth MacFarlane narrate its commercials. What a difference a few years makes. This becomes easy when you have an instant classic debut on your service. “The Handmaid‘s Tale” blew the doors off the Emmys last year and with good reason. The series featured […] More

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    Florida Film Festival Review: ‘American Animals’ is a Frenetic Docu-Heist Film

    Whenever a documentary filmmaker makes the transition to narrative features, there is some concern over whether they can handle the change. It’s one thing to tell us a story based on evidence and real moments caught on camera. It’s another to craft a world with drama, stakes, and tension that inherently brings falsehood through performance. […] More

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    CHECK OUT: Official Poster and Release Date Announced for The Orchard’s ‘American Animals’

    The Orchard and MoviePass Ventures unveiled the official poster for its upcoming film, “American Animals.” The two companies partnered to acquire the film last month after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. “American Animals” is based on the true story of four young men from the suburbs who attempt to pull off […] More

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    Sundance 2018: MoviePass and The Orchard Partner in Acquisition of Festival Standout ‘American Animals’

    MoviePass Ventures is getting into the distribution game in a partnership with The Orchard. Together, the two have secured the rights for “American Animals.” The film premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, quickly emerging as a festival favorite. It is the true story of four young men who attempt one of the […] More

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