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Brigsby Bear

Reintegrating kidnappees into society is familiar territory, but Dave McCary’s Brigsby Bear adds a charming, unique twist to the narrative.  With a cast and crew populated by Saturday Night Live staff (including director Dave McCary, co-writer and star Kyle Mooney, and producer and co-star Andy Samberg), Brigsby Bear lacks the cynicism typically associated with themes of nostalgia;  instead, Brigsby is rather heartwarming in its absurdity.

Festival Coverage

Inside Out 2016: ‘Other People’

There are different ways for a writer to tell a story while tapping into their own personal catharsis. Chris Kelly (co-writer of Saturday Night Live and Broad City making his feature filmmaking debut) has found a vessel in Other People to tell his own semi-autobiographical story by re-capturing snapshots of his ailing mother’s final months.

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Bad Night

By: Addison Wylie Bad Night is that sleepy student who draws open eyes on their eyelids to convince you that they’re interested.  But, if you were to poke them, they would fall backwards like a flimsy stage flat – likewise for this detatched action/comedy starring YouTube stars Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen and Jenn McAllister (aka. Jennxpenn). The film has been brought to us by Chris and Nick Riedell – the directorial coupling who also brought us Camp…

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HITS

By: Addison Wylie David Cross is one of the best comedians working in the business today.  His blunt, unmerciful opinion carries through his routine as he nails each punchline with the right amount of sarcastic wit.  But as clever as he is, Cross’ brand of curt comedy needs to form in a new direction if he plans on carrying on making movies. HITS marks the comic’s directorial debut, and he also penned the screenplay that…

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Into the Storm

By: Addison Wylie Into the Storm secures its audiences with that title and its exciting poster.  You can already picture thrill seekers lining up in anticipation for an entertaining time at the movies, hoping Steven Quale’s movie will measure up to other enjoyable guilty pleasures.  Twister would be the easiest to link to. In fact, the advertising’s power of persuade movie goers works so well, that we instantly recognize the bad weather as the main…