Mils, Marriage and Dysfunction: All Three are Center Stage in Rom-com-dram 'The Intervention'

Mils, Marriage and Dysfunction: All Three are Center Stage in Rom-com-dram 'The Intervention'

The Intervention, a film by Clea Duvall (the lesbian bodyguard in Veep) that opens Friday at the Cedar Lee, follows in the grand and rustic tradition of 2013's Drinking Buddies and 2014's About Alex: films that examine the freighted relationships of their principal characters during weekend vacations at cabins and/or lake houses. It's a veritable subgenre!

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Cedar Lee Theatre to Open New Documentary About Star Trek’s Spock

Originally director Adam Nimoy, son of actor Leonard Niomy, intended to make a film about the sci-fi series Star Trek: The Original Series, which celebrates...

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Jeffrey Dahmer Movie Filming in Cleveland as We Speak

My Friend Dahmer, a film based on a book of the same name by local-legend cartoonist Derf Backderf, has been shooting, and continues to shoot, all...

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Film Spotlight: Equity

Movies such as Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short go to great lengths to show the ways in which big money often leads...

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'Southside With You' Casts Chicago's Mean Streets in a Different Light

When members of the national media turn their attention to Chicago’s Southside, it’s often to direct our attention to a shooting or some other tragedy....

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Chagrin Documentary Film Festival to Show 76 Films From 24 Different Countries

Now in its seventh year, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has just announced that it will screen 76 films from 24 countries during the...

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Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque to Participate in Inaugural Art House Theater Day

As if to answer the music industry’s popular Record Store Day, the film business has concocted Art House Theater Day. Organized by the Art House...

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Film Spotlight: Hell or High Water

For the past decade or so, film exec Franklin Leonard has published something he calls the Black List, a list of 10 of the best scripts...

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Film Spotlight: Eat That Question

When an interviewer in   Eat That Question, a new documentary about musician and composer Frank Zappa, asks Zappa if he considers himself a genius,...

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Films From 9 Different Countries to Screen at Cleveland Jewish FilmFest

Now in its tenth year, the Jewish Community Center's Cleveland Jewish FilmFest regularly brings some of the top international Jewish films to town. This year’s...

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Mike Birbiglia's New Comedy Takes a Serious Look at Life in an Improv Troupe

Comedy is conventionally defined as work intended to produce amusement and laughter; however, Don’t Think Twice, the new comedy from actor, comedian and director Mike...

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On the Edge Film Festival Returns to the Breen Center in October

The second annual On the Edge Film Festival promise to have “something for extreme sport and armchair athletes alike.” It returns to the Breen Center...

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Sausage Party: So Do the Hot Dogs Have Penises Too, or What?

The competing interpretations of the new adult animated film Sausage Party, within your group of friends, are likely to be the following: On one side: "This was...

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Blood Father is Dollar-Store Cartel-Infused Mad Max

Set in the dry, barren deserts of southern California, Blood Father is as dull as the landscapes that fill the screen. (You've been warned. However,...

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A Romance Goes Awry in the Drama 'Indignation'

Plenty of films center on the trials and tribulations of young adulthood; many movies depict the ways in which college can be a battlefield for...

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Film Spotlight: Anthropoid

World War II made life particularly difficult for the people of Czechoslovakia. The country had to contend with a certain Reinhard "The Butcher of Prague"...

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‘Suicide Squad’ Squanders Opportunity to Capitalize on the Rise of the Anti-Hero

In the superhero movies of the ’80s and’ 90s, a clear boundary separates right and wrong. The superheroes are good; the villains are bad. Somewhere...

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Director and Stars Appear at Rock Hall for Local Premiere of 'The Land'

Last night at the Rock Hall before the invite-only local premiere of his new movie The Land, writer and director Steven Caple Jr. admitted he...

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'The Land' is a Gnarly Ode to Cleveland

Beasts of the Rust Belt Wild
By Sam Allard When The Land director Steven Caple Jr. spoke with Scene earlier this summer, he said that his debut feature film, a Sundance...

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Valley View is Latest Local Movie Theater to Get Luxury Recliner Overhaul

As of this week, the local AMC locations at Westwood Town Center and Ridge Park Square will no longer have the market cornered on luxury...

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Bad Moms, Bad Movie

If you manage to stay in your seat for the duration of the film, Bad Moms will prove to be slightly better than its first...

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Playhouse Square's "Cinema at the Square" Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow at Playhouse Square and for three consecutive weekends, you can see classic films on the "largest non-IMAX screen" in the state of Ohio...

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