Ensemble Cast Combines for Woody Allen's Best Effort Since 'Midnight in Paris'

Ensemble Cast Combines for Woody Allen's Best Effort Since 'Midnight in Paris'

In Café Society, sexual predator Woody Allen's 47th feature film, opening Friday in limited release, young Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) arrives in Hollywood hoping to score a gig in the film industry with his hot-shot agent Uncle Phil (Steve Carell). It is the glamorously sunlit 1930s, and Uncle Phil is forever away on business or detained on momentous phone calls with the A-list deities of the era.

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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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Viggo Mortensen Delivers Compelling Performance in 'Captain Fantastic'

In the opening scene of Captain Fantastic, the new film from writer-director Matt Ross, Ben’s (Viggo Mortensen) teenage son Bodevan (George MacKay) sneaks through a...

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Film Spotlight: American Ghost Hunter

Filmmaker Chad Calek now hunts ghosts for a living. But he wasn't initially obsessed with paranormal activity.  "I grew up in a family where [the...

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Timely Cyberthriller ‘Nerve’ Starts Strong Before Fizzling Out

Given the way the augmented reality game Pokemon Go has become an overnight sensation, the timing for the release of Nerve, a cyberthriller that opens...

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Documentary About Director Brian De Palma Comes Across Like a Long-Winded Lecture

If you can define a “genius” as a social outcast who doesn’t conforming to societal norms and exhibits an obsession with his or her work,...

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Can't Live Up to Title

Opening at the Cedar Lee Friday, Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as characters they originated in their hit BBC tv series...

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Ghost Hunter Chad Calek Brings his Paramerican Tour to Agora

Filmmaker Chad Calek now hunts ghosts for a living. But he wasn’t initially obsessed with paranormal activity as a child. I grew up in a...

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Star Trek: Beyond — Latest Episode is Franchise's Blandest

Unlike 2009's Star Trek and its impressive 2013 sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness, both of which were flat-out fun summer blockbusters, the latest Star Trek installment begins...

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Film Spotlight: Yarn

With every season comes a new trend in fashion, and this summer gave rise to crochet. From tops to swimsuits, yarn is on the hot...

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Cleveland's Movie Theaters: A Quick, Easy Guide

Visitors: You’ve now likely been in Cleveland for a day or two. And if you’re the swashbuckling movie-going type, odds are you’ve already scrolled through...

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'The Infiltrator' Doesn't Make the Most Out of Its Terrific Source Material

You’re not likely to encounter many people like U.S. Customs Service special agent Robert Mazur, an undercover operative who once used the alias "Bob Musella"...

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'Tickled' is an Investigative Documentary of Sadistic Tickling Empire

Like any good, curious journalist, New Zealand pop culture guru David Farrier was intrigued by an "endurance tickling" competition he stumbled upon online. A mysterious...

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Film Spotlight: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

New Zealand director Taika Waititi might just be one of the brightest up-and-coming directors. He possesses a unique vision. Much like indie auteur Wes Anderson,...

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Arthouse Auteur Todd Solondz Delivers His Version of a Dog Movie

Over the past two decades, director Todd Solondz has established himself as that guy who goes where most directors fear to go. With films such...

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Film Spotlight: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Summer generally brings with it a handful of R-rated comedies that you just know snickering teens and tweens will want to sneak into. Add Mike...

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The Purge: Election Year is Fast, Funny and Incredibly Loud.

Lead-footed and trigger happy, The Purge: Election Year is fast, funny and incredibly loud. There is absolutely no better time for The Purge: Election Year...

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'Our Kind of Traitor' Offers a Fresh Take on the Mafia Movie

From The Godfather trilogy to Goodfellas, mafia movies have proven time and time again to be a success. Love and violence have a way of...

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Despite Scatological Obsession 'Swiss Army Man' Soars

One immediate benefit of Swiss Army Man, the zany scatological dramedy starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, is that you'll know right away if it's...

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Film Spotlight: Unlocking the Cage

How do you differentiate yourself from an ape, chimpanzee or elephant? What, in your mind, makes you different than they? Aside from the obvious external...

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Akron’s Nighlight Cinema to Screen Documentary About British Punk Rocker Poly Styrene

The late Poly Styrene (Marianne Joan Elliott-Said), who sang with the British punk act X-Ray Spex, probably hasn’t gotten the credit she’s deserved. A feminist...

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