Archive for August, 2016

Young Barack Obama Meets Michelle
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Young Barack Obama Meets Michelle

A charmingly loose recounting of the first date of Barack Obama and Michelle Alexander highlights the week’s openings. The Barack Obama portrayed here is not someone already aware of his future destiny. But the film shows how this date would eventually lead to the creation of the future First Couple. For those who dislike Barack […]

Werner Herzog Tours The Virtual World
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Werner Herzog Tours The Virtual World

The new documentary from Werner Herzog is this weekend’s obvious highlight. The legendary German director curiously and bemusedly looks at the virtual world many people inhabit. Don’t expect virtual reality hype. Herzog recently asked in an interview if playing Pokemon Go involved fistfights. Are you not into Werner Herzog? Maybe you might be interested in […]

Meryl Streep Murders Classical Music
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Meryl Streep Murders Classical Music

Sharon Jones and Meryl Streep feature prominently in two films about women with musical ability. However, there’s a serious talent gap between the frontwoman for The Dap Kings and the real-life socialite played by Meryl Streep. Inspiration will be found in both films, but the type of inspiration presented in the Meryl Streep film will […]

Keegan-Michael Key Hits It Big
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Keegan-Michael Key Hits It Big

Will a new film starring Keegan-Michael Key suck viewer attention from James Schamus’ directorial debut? Key plays an aspiring comedian whose buddies have to deal with the consequences of his big break. Legendary producer Schamus, on the other hand, is directing an adaptation of a Philip Roth story. For viewers looking for opening films not […]