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Film

Herzog’s new documentary explores the digital world

Over the last few decades, German director Werner Herzog has been making some of the most compelling documentaries of our era — documentaries which probe and explore the many facets of the current human...

Anthony Weiner has a funny last name. Now that we have that is out...

“Weiner” is a 2016 documentary directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg about Anthony Weiner’s turbulent run for New York City mayor in 2013. For those unfamiliar with Weiner (as I was prior to...

“Movie 43” Review

There isn’t much to say when it comes to the humorless, scatologically driven train wreck that is “Movie 43,” and that’s because there is absolutely nothing worth seeing. But for you, noble Highlanders and...

‘Mother’s Day’ is closer to a parody than a comedy

I walked into “Mother’s Day” expecting a two-hour soap opera, which was a little true, but there were also some unexpected aspects. The refreshing components were the acting and the high level of diverse...

“Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” mediocre, but still charming

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is the aptly named sequel to the 2011 film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The first film tells the story of several elderly British people staying in an...

“Hail Caesar!” Communists, Cabaret and Nontraditional Storytelling

I’ve been thinking about this film for hours and hours and I finally think I get it. “Hail, Caesar!” is a story about studio executive Eddie Mannix trying to manage his studio at the end...

“The Loft” breathes life into the murder-mystery genre

“Whodunit” films have a unique air about them. These types of films are both fun and challenging. They allow the audience to become a character within the story. Viewers participate as they try and...

“Beyond the Lights” shines

Social commentary done right: That is what “Beyond the Lights” manages to achieve in its almost two-hour running time. With precise focus it tackles tantalizing issues such as media scrutiny, family pressure and concerns...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Just Plain Bad

We are currently in a new golden age of heroes. Whether it’s in television, comics or movies, we have become enamored with superheroes again. Sadly, this reignited love has been betrayed by the flop...

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” Review

As I stepped into the surprisingly spacious screening room of Downtown Riverside’s Culver Center, I expected “Martha Marcy May Marlene” to be a cookie-cutter psychological thriller. The independent film was released early 2011 at...