Category: film

Knack of the Irish

Alex Fegan: The young man knows what he’s doing. The Dublin-born Co. Kerry resident is creating aesthetic eye candy and the visual storytelling the instinctually eloquent Irish can orate. The Palace Theatre, which knows how to put on a community event, held the Syracuse premiere of Older Than Ireland (2015), a documentary coming this April, showcasing the…

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Real Terror

There were literally no words after walking out of the theatre post-The VVitch or (The Witch) — not for a few minutes, at least. There was a desire for “quiet time” or some activity to take the mind off of what was just experienced. With this film, it’s safe to say there has been a noticeable shift in horror…

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Meticulous Mannerisms

Last Two Saturdays ago, the rainy day was a bit distracting. To cure it, the best bet seemed to go see a movie. The Landmark Theatre had kicked off its summer classic film series, and seeing a flick in an actual theatre was more than fitting, and it could not be resisted. Running into fellow improvisers,…

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They’re Baaack …

… and we’re not talking about those evil entities from the Poltergeist series. Dinosaurs. “Clever girl,” Says Robert Muldoon to Steven Spielberg, returning and poking his head out from the foliage. This time there is no Dennis Nedry to screw up the system, but a hybrid dinosaur. No, I’m not talking about Vincent D’Onofrio either; he is…

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Nebraska

It’s was great to see Alexander Payne’s Nebraska yesterday on the big screen of the little Mattydale establishment known as The Hollywood Theater.  The film stars the incredible Bruce Dern as the epitome of what it means to be human, Woody Grant.  To support this actor, Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk take on the roles of…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The other night I pulled a typical Dr. John Dorian, and I brought out my Inner C.M. (well, kept it in).  I exclaimed, “For shame!”  A couple friends questioned the new film by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which isn’t scheduled to come out until next year.  Well, call me a slacker– [“Slacker!”] (Very good!) –since I haven’t…

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