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'Ad Astra' is Among Year's Boldest, Best

'Ad Astra' is Among Year's Boldest, Best

Traveling commercially to the Moon in James Gray's daring, wondrous new space epic Ad Astra is not the futuristic sci-fi dream envisioned by technologists or the Jetsons. It's a lot more like getting stranded at LaGuardia.

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'Tigers Are Not Afraid' Brings the Horror of Drug Cartel Life to the Big Screen

When asked about the inspiration for Tigers Are Not Afraid, a movie that follows a group of orphaned children running from drug cartel thugs, director...

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Official Secrets Dramatizes Story of British Whistleblower Katharine Gun

South African actor-director Gavin Hood most recently helmed 2015's Eye in the Sky, a taut fictionalization of modern warfare and its fraught moral landscape. The...

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New Documentary 'Linda Ronstadt — The Sound of My Voice' Touches All the Right Notes

In the past year or so, a slew of terrific but unrelated music documentaries (David Crosby: Remember My Name, Echo in the Canyon) have captured what...

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John Wick Promotional Road Trip Coming to Mayfield Heights Best Buy on Sept. 17

One of the year’s top grossing movies, the critically acclaimed John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, arrives on DVD on Tuesday. In order to...

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See Brittany Run: Comedy About Reinvention and Exercise Transcends Trite Formula

Brittany Runs a Marathon is a millennial-oriented comedy with a narrative structure so familiar — underdog triumphs over adversity — that its eventual thoughtfulness...

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Locally Made Movie About the Opioid Crisis to Premiere at Atlas Lakeshore in October

Because he lost so many loved ones to drug abuse while growing up, local writer and rapper Javon Bates wrote Common Creed — The...

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Genre-Bending 'Satanic Panic' is Campy Fun, But Flops on Thesis

Satanic Panic, the new indie horror-comedy opening Friday at the Atlas Diamond Cinemas in Solon, isn't quite scary enough to be a horror film and...

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Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest Back for 13th Year

Celebrating its 13th year, the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest, which takes place from Sept. 5 to 16, will showcase more than 20 films from...

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Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque To Screen 'Apocalypse Now Final Cut'

Earlier today, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque announced that it's added the new 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now to its...

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A Terrific Cast Can’t Redeem Lackluster 'After the Wedding' Remake

A remake of Susanne Bier’s 2006 film of the same name, After the Wedding features a stellar cast that includes Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams,...

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'The Nightingale' is Harrowing Sophomore Effort From 'Babadook' Director Jennifer Kent

Aussie writer-director Jennifer Kent was already working on her new film, The Nightingale, back in 2014, when Scene interviewed her about her much-talked-about horror debut...

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'One Child Nation' Takes a Hard Look at China's Former Population Control Policy

China's one-child policy, a population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, ended in 2015, but Chinese citizens...

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Down Syndrome Story is Feel-Good Movie of the Year

The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen, is a heartwarming summer flick that instantly becomes, and should remain with...

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'Where’d You Go, Bernadette' Offers a Sympathetic Portrait of a Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

A film about a fractured family that tries to reconnect during a trip to Antarctica of all places, Where’d You Go, Bernadette represents another...

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'Blinded by the Light' Makes Inventive Use of Springsteen's Music to Tell an Inspirational Story

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. If it weren't for the fact that the real-life story of how a Pakistani teenager found inspiration in the...

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'Gwen' is a Small-Scale Film Early in a Director's Career That Not Many Will See

Opening at Solon Cinemas this Friday is a little Welsh thriller with misplaced horror elements that'll be lucky to attract a handful of audience members...

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Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore to Host a Special Screening of Cleveland Director Johnny Wu’s Latest Movie

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7 will host a special screening of Wu Xia 2 the Code, the latest movie from...

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'Brian Banks' Tells True Story of One Man's Journey From Prison to NFL

Is it still disparaging to remark that a major motion picture feels like a "made-for-TV movie?" Are "made-for-TV movies still even made? Brian Banks, the...

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Documentary 'Maiden' Shows That Women Can Sail Too

Less than a month removed from the U.S. Women's National Team victory in the Women's World Cup, the documentary Maiden, which opens Friday at the...

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Director Anthony Russo to Appear at Parma Best Buy to Promote DVD Release of 'Avengers: Endgame'

To celebrate the DVD release of Avengers: Endgame, which arrives in stores on Tuesday, Aug. 13, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo,...

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Cedar Lee to Screen Toni Morrison Doc to Honor Passing of Ohio Legend

Cleveland Cinemas' Cedar Lee Theater has made a last-minute addition to its weekend slate of films. The Cleveland Heights movie theater will show the...

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