Maybe Next Year

Who says that it’s wrong for fans to consider themselves as “we” when they talk about their team winning and losing? Don’t ever say that to the fans who make up the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their disappointment they have been privy to is immeasurable, perpetually leaving their days ruined. No more is it […]

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Buffaloed

“Fine is like mediocrity’s dumb cousin.” That is a refrain that comes out of the mouth of Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch). Growing up lower class in Buffalo to widowed mother, Kathy (Judy Greer) and older brother, JJ (Noah Reid), her prospects are very slim in making it out of this socioeconomic bracket. She knows this […]

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Honey Boy

It has often been said that the only normal aspect of a child star’s life is when they are acting in front of a camera. That definitely applies to twelve-year-old Otis Lort (Noah Jupe), making his way in showbiz with his domineering, volatile father James (Shia LaBeouf) flanked by his side serving as his de […]

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Premature (2019)

You know what they say about love, it comes when a person least expects it. Seventeen-year-old Ayanna (Zora Howard) seemingly has things figured out. She’s graduated high school and is off to college in the fall to chase her dreams of being a writer. In the interim, she just wants to hang out with her […]

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End of Sentence

Prison of the mind, prison of the body, prison of the spirit. No matter the version, it’s all a personal hell. Frank Fogle (John Hawkes) has been prepping his prison a while now; that being, the eventual death of his spouse, Anna (Andrea Irvine). Doesn’t make the prison any easier to deal with when it […]

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St. Louis Superman

August 9th, 2014. That’s the day Ferguson, Missouri became a battleground after the shooting of Michael Brown. Following this day, battle rapper and activist Bruce Franks, Jr. decided to go one step further in his community. Sensing more representation was needed for those who look like him and an education lesson necessary for those who […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Friends are the family you choose. Save for Carl (Bruce Dern), there are not many people Zak (Zack Gottsagen) can consider a friend in his nursing care home. As an individual with Down’s Syndrome, everything and everyone exists to insulate himself from the outside world. Zak knows there’s more to life than this. He’s got […]

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The Flood (2019)

“Everyone’s got a story.” Wendy’s (Lena Headey) job as a British immigration officer is to sniff out the bull of these stories that applicants seeking asylum serve up. She’s developed quite the hardened reputation, fully separating logic from emotion and sticking to the facts. Her approach is going to be challenged. Her latest applicant is […]

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Vanilla (2019)

“Things can be dumb and amazing.” At least, that’s what’s said by Kimmie (Kelsea Bauman), who aspires to be a standup comedian. For now, she works in an NYC pizza parlor where she tests out her material—often in painful fashion—to patrons and her manager/uncle, Sal (Eddie Alfano). The Big Apple is also home to Elliott […]

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Come As You Are (2019)

Doused in mud, soaked in bleach. For Scotty (Grant Rosenmeyer), coming as he is means being without function in his limbs, afflicted since birth. For Mo (Rav Patel), coming as he is means being completely blind. For Matt (Hayden Szeto), coming as he is means adjusting to a new normal of being paralyzed from the […]

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