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Hollywood must revive cinematic experience to completely capture audiences
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Hollywood must revive cinematic experience to completely capture audiences

In December 2015, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino rolled out a unique cinematic experience around his new film, “The Hateful Eight.” Prior to its wide release in theaters across the country, “The Hateful Eight” first received a limited release in what was called the “roadshow version.” Modeled after the release style of major blockbusters in the first…

Film industry needs diverse voices behind camera
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Film industry needs diverse voices behind camera

In recent weeks, a blog created by actor Dylan Marron has been making waves in the online film community. The blog, titled “Every Single Word” (ESW), features major films edited down to only the moments when non-white actors speak. The edited films clock in around 30-40 seconds when edited down, exhibiting just how consistently actors…

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Children miss out on quality Disney films

I found myself strolling down memory lane by watching some of my favorite old Disney movies, some of which I hadn’t seen since I was a child. Watching them now, years later, I can appreciate them for everything that they are: beautiful, brilliant films that not only entertained us as children, but also offered strong underlying…

Foreign, indie films don’t disappoint
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Foreign, indie films don’t disappoint

Some days there isn’t a single movie out in theaters that seems remotely entertaining. Netflix’s instant streaming selection leaves much to be desired. Blockbuster is disappearing, and Red Box and Blockbuster box rentals at grocery stores have even slimmer pickings. So this week, why not check out some of the indie and foreign films playing…

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Alfred Hitchcock’s horrors: Take a look at his timeless thrillers

Alfred Hitchcock’s thrillers are known to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The University of Miami will host Marnie Re-visited, an event that features a screening of “Marnie” and a discussion featuring celebrated Hitchcock experts, Murray Pomerance and William Rothman. The two scholars have studied Hitchcock’s work intensively. Pomerance is an author of…

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Movies under the stars in Miami Beach

Looking for a way to unwind during the stressful school week? All you need is a blanket, a bottle of wine (for those of age, of course) and your best buds, then head over to the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. The SoundScape Cinema Series is a part of the Arts in the Park program by…

Blue Valentine’s controversial NC-17 rating
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Blue Valentine’s controversial NC-17 rating

“Blue Valentine” may very well be the best movie that almost never made it to a theater near you. The film, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, is about the complex relationship of a married couple, tracking their turbulent history as they try to salvage their failing marriage. It was initially given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA last year, drawing fierce criticism that challenged the authority of the movie industry’s rating board.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is perhaps the best known film critic in the world. He has helped shape the future of not only film criticism, but also the art of film itself through his very words. Esquire has just published what is likely the definitive article on Roger Ebert. The following is an excerpt: It has been…

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