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The Whole is Not Greater in Generic New Taylor Schilling Vehicle 'Family'

The Whole is Not Greater in Generic New Taylor Schilling Vehicle 'Family'

Taylor Schilling, star of the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black, delivers a sharp performance in the new comedy Family, out Friday at the Cedar Lee. But the film is so predictable and generic in its broad strokes that the viewing itself feels like going through the motions.

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'Avengers: Endgame' is the Finale Fans Crave

Clocking in at just over three hours, Avengers: Endgame, the second installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Avengers finale, leaves ample room for fans...

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'Wild Nights with Emily' is a Humorous Look at the Life of Poet Emily Dickinson

Told in a series of flashbacks, Wild Nights with Emily, a new, ridiculously irreverent and inventive biopic about the "spinster recluse" Emily Dickinson, traces how...

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'The Brink' Lets a Deconstructive Steve Bannon Deconstruct Himself

Alison Klayman’s fly-on-the-wall documentary The Brink trails Steve Bannon, the former Chief White House Strategist to Donald Trump, from the fall of 2017 to...

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Music Box Supper Club to Launch a Film Cafe Series in May

Earlier today, the Music Box Supper Club announced it’ll launch a new Film Café Series in May. The club has partnered with the Cleveland...

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Mike Leigh's Historical Epic 'Peterloo' is More like Peter-Snooze

Mike Leigh's Peterloo, which opens Friday, is a historical epic that crams more political oratory into two-and-half-hours than any film ever made. It is a...

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'High Life' Stands Apart From Other Sci-Fi Movies, But It's Not Easy to Sit Through

Written and directed by Claire Denis, High Life offers a particularly esoteric take on the sci-fi genre. The movie focuses so much on character, you...

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Movie Critic Joe Bob Briggs to Speak at the Capitol Theatre in October

Known as “America’s foremost drive-in movie critic,” Joe Bob Briggs has published books such as Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In, A Guide to...

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HUMP! Erotic Film Festival Returns to the Capitol Theatre

In the intervening months since last year's HUMP! Festival came to town, the film festival promoters tell us that Facebook has deactivated their business page...

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'A Dark Place' is No 'Winter's Bone,' Even Though It Tries Hard

Opening at Tower City Friday and destined to hit the road after a limited engagement, A Dark Place is an undistinguished murder mystery that can't...

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Cleveland International Film Festival Will Remain at Tower City in 2020

The 44th Cleveland International Film Festival will take place from March 25 - April 5, 2020, and will remain, at least for one more...

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Documentary About Actress Olympia Dukakis to Have Its Ohio Premiere This Weekend at CIFF

Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Diane Ladd, Lynne Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Austin Pendleton, Ed Asner, Armistead Maupin and Michael Dukakis all make appearances in Olympia, a new documentary film about actress Olympia...

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'Ash is Purest White' is the Latest Gem from Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke is one of the world's boldest cinematic talents. In his latest film, a sprawling romance that spans the entire 21st century, he once...

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Emilio Estevez' 'The Public' is Closing the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival

A new drama written and directed by veteran actor Emilio Estevez, The Public centers on librarians Stuart Goodson (Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) and their...

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Documentary About Elite Model Airplanes to Have Its World Premiere This Week at CIFF

Friends since they met at Shaker Heights High School, Cleveland-born filmmakers Phil Kibbe and Ben Saks will will host the world premiere of their new documentary...

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What You Need to Know About the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival

The 43rd iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival opens tonight with a special screening of The Etruscan Smile, a film about a Scottish...

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'Hotel Mumbai' is a Terrifying Recreation of the 2008 Attack on the Taj Hotel

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistanis from the militant Islamist organization Lakshar-e-Taiba executed a series of coordinated attacks across the city of Mumbai, India. These...

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Compelling Redemption Drama 'The Mustang' Shows the Power of Working With Horses

"I'm not good with people," says Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who's required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program...

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'Ruben Brandt, Collector,' is a Surreal Animated Thrill Ride

If Ruben Brandt, Collector, the new animated film from Slovenian-born Milorad Krstic, were a live action movie, the budget would've been astronomical — simply because...

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'Captive State' is the Best Movie of the Year So Far

Captive State is the best movie of the year so far, and it’s not close. Starring Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), John Goodman and Vera Farmiga,...

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Gaspar Noe's Latest Film is a Hallucinatory Nightmare

It is odd to say that a film called Climax, written and directed by French Director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), an erstwhile enfant terrible positively obsessed...

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'Shawshank Redemption' Cast Reunites for 25th Film Anniversary in Mansfield

Everyone's favorite prison movie, The Shawshank Redemption, is turning 25 this year. In honor of the milestone, film fanatics can make the trek to...

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