'Free Fire' is Jokey Ensemble Shootout Comedy

'Free Fire' is Jokey Ensemble Shootout Comedy

It seems indelicate to recommend a movie that features gun violence so prominently (and so flippantly) in the immediate wake of the Steve Stephens incident, but Free Fire, directed by Brit Ben Wheatley, which opens Friday in limited release, does precisely that. It's an ensemble period piece (1978, Boston) that's much more a "shootout comedy" than a traditional "action comedy."

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Rock Hall to Screen the Late Jonathan Demme's Film About Inductees in July

Late last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced a series of renovations. One of the “long-term” renovations included what the museum dubbed...

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Short Films From Around the Country to Screen at the Canton Film Fest

For the sixth year, the Canton Film Fest will return to downtown Canton for a three-day "film forward event." The festival will feature short films...

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Found Footage Festival Founders to Bring ‘Newly Unearthed VHS Treasures’ to the Grog Shop in May

Twentysomething years ago, Nick Prueher was working at a McDonald's in Wisconsin when he happened upon a custodial training video in the break room. He popped it...

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Spotlight: 'David Lynch: The Art Life'

You might expect a documentary about David Lynch to discuss and interpret the slew of hugely influential films that he's directed. However, David Lynch: The Art...

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'Cars 3' Promotional Event Headed to Public Square

In order to help hype the upcoming release of the new Disney-Pixar film, Cars 3, a promotional tour dubbed Road to the Races will roll...

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Casablanca to Screen, Libations to Flow, at Swanky Capitol Theatre Gala Friday

The Friends of the Capitol Theatre group and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will host a gala Friday evening to raise money for the...

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'Repo Man' Screens Tonight at the Capitol Theatre as Part of the Late Shift Series

Cleveland Cinemas’ Late Shift series, a program dedicated to the nostalgic cult and camp cinema that we love and cherish even though it’s certainly not...

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Cleveland Art Museum to Screen 'Downtown 81' in Conjunction with Basquiat Exhibition

Earlier this year, the Cleveland Museum of Art opened Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, the first major exhibition of the late Jean Michel Basquiat's notebooks. The exhibit...

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Fake Movie Money Strikes Again, This Time in Unsuspecting Mentor-on-the-Lake

In sleepy Mentor-on-the-Lake, fake "for motion picture use only" bills have been discovered at multiple establishments, including a thrift store, prompting local police to warn...

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Young German Actress Wows in Francois Ozon Beauty

In Frantz, the new film from French director Francois Ozon which opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre, the young German actress Paula Beer plays...

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Spotlight: 'Tommy's Honour'

Tom Morris and his son Tom Morris Jr. (nicknamed Old and Young Tom Morris) are two of golf's most important pioneers and innovators. Historians credit...

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Record-Breaking CIFF Will Return to Tower City in 2018

The Cleveland International Film Festival does nothing but break attendance records. Over the course of its two-week run, CIFF, which concluded Sunday night, tallied 106,504...

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Cedar Lee Theatre to Host Q&A with Troma Entertainment's Lloyd Kaufman

Romeo and Juliet has gone through many iterations, but none quite like the wild and shocking Troma Entertainment’s take on Shakespeare’s classic. Troma, the independent...

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Capitol Theatre to Host Dan Savage's Hump! Film Fest

More than 10 years ago, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage launched HUMP!, a film festival designed to challenge his Pacific Northwest readers to “get their...

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Cannibal Flick 'Raw' Transcends its Gross-Out Reputation

Raw, the French college-cannibal horror flick from debut writer-director Julia Ducournau, has accrued a notorious reputation on the Euro festival circuit. Tales of nauseous viewers...

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Spotlight: 'The Void'

The Void, a new horror film from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, is much more ambitious in scope than a standard horror flick; unfortunately,...

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Gripping Foreign Language Oscar Nom Land of Mine Comes to Cedar Lee

Though it's difficult to recommend going to the regular old movies while CIFF is in town, allow us to nevertheless enthusiastically endorse Land of Mine,...

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Run, Don't Walk, to CIFF41

The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival opens March 29 at Tower City, with a splashy opening gala and a screening of the documentary California Typewriter....

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Spotlight: 'T2 Trainspotting'

In 2002, author Irvine Welsh published Porno, a sequel to his 1993 novel Trainspotting. In turn, director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs) contemplated a...

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Matthew McConaughey's 'White Boy Rick' Movie Has Begun Filming In Cleveland

Today, film crews were spotted at E. 128th Street and Beachwood Avenue in Cleveland filming White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce...

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The Nightlight in Akron to Screen Documentary Film about Rock Photographer Mick Rock

As part of the New York Film Critics Film Series, a regular series of ongoing preview screenings that takes place in about 50 selected major...

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