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Star Wars is back! Two years after the start of the new trilogy the saga continues with “Episode 8: The Last Jedi,” and never were there more stars, more space ships, more aliens and more epic fights. At the end of Episode 7, Rey finally found Luke Skywalker, but he now seems unwilling to train her in the ways of the...

When a small movie called “The Room” hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film and Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director, writer, producer and star. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of film-making, turning it into a hilarious reel of...

Everyone is familiar with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. — but few people know what’s going on right outside the “happiest place on earth.” With his movie “The Florida Project,” director Sean Baker takes the audience to a place that couldn’t be a larger contrast to the world-famous amusement park populated by mice,...

Despite being one of the most talented directors out there, Darren Aronofsky’s last movie “Noah,” an American epic biblical drama, was not well received by the public or critics. After the poor ratings his movie received, viewers thought Aronofsky would move forward, and leave religious movies behind. But audiences...

After his screenplays for “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water,” writer and director Taylor Sheridan completed his American Frontier trilogy with his second feature “Wind River,” starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. In rural Wyoming, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent Corey Lambert (Renner) finds the body of a...

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the dreamy doctor J.D. from “Scrubs,” has delivered his third feature film, and this time there’s nothing indie about it. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining, it misses the edginess seen in his previous work. Three senior citizens, Joe...

“The Disaster Artist” When a small movie called “The Room” hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film or Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of filmmaking. It turned into a hilarious reel of unrelated,...

A list of this year’s SXSW films I believe to be the most watchable and why. Song to Song (5/10) Faye, a musician we never see making music, goes out with Cook, a music mogul, to boost her career. Then she meets BV and falls in love, meanwhile Cook starts dating Rhonda and marries her. At the same time, BV and Faye...

Director Rupert Sanders’ latest film, “Ghost in the Shell,” is a science fiction crime drama film based on the Japanese manga of the same name. “Ghost in the Shell” tells the story of Major (Scarlett Johansson) who is a cybernetic individual with an entirely human brain. Along with her team, Major commands task force...

Writer, comedian and now director, Jordan Peele, shifted the genre of horror and pop culture as a whole for his directorial debut. While creating a horror sub-genre he also catered to a fan base that isn’t typically represented in horror films, unless they are subsequently dying first: the black guy. This type of...