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Pirates' Director Has Never Been Creepier Than in "A Cure for Wellness"

Pirates' Director Has Never Been Creepier Than in "A Cure for Wellness"

Dane DeHaan is the sickly looking fellow who's typically called upon to play nebbish teenage outcasts and/or backwoods halfwits (see: Chronicle, Lawless). In Gore Verbinski's thriller A Cure for Wellness, out Friday, he's cast against type, as an ambitious financial executive named Lockhart.

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Upcoming Short. Sweet. Film Fest to Screen 96 Films

In 2012, local film aficionado Michael Suglio successfully launched his Short. Sweet. Film Fest at Ohio City's Market Garden Brewery. Over the years, the festival...

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Cinematheque to Screen Four of the Worst Movies Ever Made

Generally speaking, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque presents a discriminating selection of films carefully curated by director John Ewing. Often, the Cinematheque will screen...

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Film Spotlight: "Seasons"

Bears roaring and spitting and pawing in one-on-one combat; wolves chasing down honking boars, teeth bared; deer giving birth; elks moaning in rut; and bison...

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Toni Erdmann, Marvelous Foreign-Language Oscar Nom, Opens Friday at Cedar Lee

Toni Erdmann, an Oscar-nominated German film about a no-nonsense businesswoman and her prankster father, premiered at Cannes in 2016 and has been generating buzz ever since. It opens...

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Spotlight: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Hyper-aware of the extent to which James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House remains relevant, veteran director Raoul Peck creates a compelling documentary with his latest film, I...

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LEGO Batman Movie Falls to Pieces

The LEGO Batman Movie is an interminable onslaught of pop-culture references and indecipherable action. Broadly, it betokens a dark future of branded film franchises, endless...

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Soap Opera-Like Melodrama Dominates Pedro Almodóvar’s New Film 'Julieta'

Over the years, Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar has made some terrific movies that balanced comedy and drama. Films such as Women on the Verge of a...

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The Nightlight Cinema in Akron to Screen New Documentary About Burlesque

Promising that it explores "real burlesque," the new documentary film Glitter Tribe looks at how and why performers got started on the "burlesque trail." As one...

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Spotlight: Scott Freiman Deconstructs the Beatles

A composer and producer who started putting together Beatles lectures in 2011 as a way to entertain his musician friends, Scott Freiman started listening to...

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Robert De Niro Fails to Generate Laughs in "The Comedian"

Over time, veteran actor Robert De Niro has starred in a slew of comedies. Most recently, he hammed it up with pretty boy Zac Efron...

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Cedar Lee Theatre to Screen 'Ordinary People' in Honor of the Late Mary Tyler Moore

Classic shows that still seem relevant (and funny) today, such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, featured terrific writing and acting as they...

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'Wayne's World' Anniversary Screenings to Take Place in February at Area Theaters

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, the 1992 movie Wayne's World centers on Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), two metalheads who broadcast...

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This Looks Like the Definitive Cleveland RNC Documentary

Holy George. Watch the trailer for A More Civil War, a documentary about the RNC in Cleveland, above. Produced by the local outfit Think...

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"20th Century Women" Features Some of the Richest Characters of the Past Year

If you're one of those complete-ists who insists on seeing all the Academy Award nominees — Picture, Director, Actor, Actress — before the Oscars ceremony,...

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"The Founder" is Good, but Reveres McDonald's Monstrous Empire Builder

When Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) first lays eyes on the original McDonald's hamburger joint in San Bernardino, California, it's love at first sight. He'd been...

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An Epic American Poem Inspired the Latest Film From Northeast Ohio Native Jim Jarmusch

Northeast Ohio native Jim Jarmusch, an indie writer-director with a long and storied filmmaking career, has said he came up with the idea for the...

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You Can Go See the "Sherlock" Season Four Finale on the Big Screen

Fans of the hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the most famous detective of all time, already know that the fourth season is...

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Documentary Film About Cleveland's Punk Rock Past Arrives on DVD

Veteran local punk rocker Tom Dark has just issued Cleveland’s Screaming, an independent documentary film about the Northeast Ohio hardcore punk scene from 1981 to...

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100 Streets is London Tapestry With Some Ragged Threads

The lives of three strangers occasionally intersect in 100 Streets, a British multi-storyline (melo)drama opening Friday at the Cedar Lee. Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton...

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Northeast Ohio Provides the Setting for The Bye Bye Man

When director Stacy Title and her screenwriter husband Jonathan Penner came across an early draft of a script for The Bye Bye Man, the new horror...

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Oberlin High Grad to Host Local Screening of His New Dark Thriller

When he was only 6, Josh Folan’s grandfather took him to the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin to see Dances with Wolves. While he admits he...

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