Film Review: 20th Century Women

20th Century Women feels like a hug, a hug that comes at you out of joy and only wants to make you happier, letting you know the pain in the world is bearable.

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Film Review: The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn is back with another lush entry, set in the LA model scene, that keeps the tension running high while being unpredictable as to what will happen next.

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Film Review: Young Ones

Young Ones is a superb showcase of Jake Paltrow’s visual and world building skills, but misses hard on the character and story as he overstuffs and rushes his film.

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Film Review: Maleficent

Maleficent is an interesting effort to create a fairy tale with modern sensibilities and technology, but none of the relationships work to pull it all together.

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HST’s Best of 2011: Movies

It was a great year for films, here are some highlights from the writers of HST.  [Sorry to blow you away with my expressive introduction, it’s just my talent shining through]

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For Your Renting Pleasure

Week after week I apparently find ways to theme my rentals without realizing it beforehand.  Scratch that, I totally did it on purpose, and you know it’s true cuz I said totally.  A couple of weeks ago I went with creature features, and this week’s selection of The Nines and Being John Malkovich has me […]

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Now Playing Review – Super 8

Those still plagued by their childhood fears of ET rejoice!  Though J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 pays deep respect to Steven Spielberg’s beloved (by others) classic, we are now old enough to appreciate these films without cowering behind our blankets.  And thank goodness because Super 8 is not one to be missed. In a time where […]

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Review: Super 8

Super 8 is a fun and fine looking homage to Spielberg, as is intended.  But I can’t help but feel it could have been more given a bit better characterization and fully engaging some of its really interesting ideas surrounding the secret of the film. There is no need to get into plot here because […]

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