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By: Addison Wylie The award for this year’s most awkward movie goes to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, a film rooted in morose career purgatory. Now, the last time I used the term “career purgatory”, it was when I reviewed Lenny Abrahamson’s delightful Frank.  Frank presented the argument that an artist stuck in a creative rut isn’t necessarily the end of the world.  Entertainment proposes a sardonic rebuttal with a comedian (played by real-life alternative comic Gregg Turkington)…

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

By: Addison Wylie The Stanford Prison Experiment is fascinating as it is disturbing.  It’s too bad such an inhumane procedure had to take place in real life in order for us to receive this excellent and provocative dramatization. Stanford’s Dr. Philip Zimbardo took a leap of faith when designing an experiment which positioned 18 young men as guards and prisoners in a makeshift jail located in the basement of the university’s Jordan Hall.  The two-week long…

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The Forger

By: Addison Wylie I truly believe that everyone starring in The Forger knows they’re capable of more.  John Travolta, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Plummer, everyone.  There are moments in Philip Martin’s crime thriller where you can catch an actor glimpse at a chance to open up their performance, but these fleeting breaths are revoked by Martin’s generic filmmaking and Richard D’Ovidio’s routine screenplay. First of all, Travolta doesn’t fit the build of art theif Ray Cutter….

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Mud

By: Addison Wylie Set against a bluegrass backdrop, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone (both played exceptionally by Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) scavenge through their surroundings to help a wayward, disheveled man named Mud find tools to rescue a tattered boat from out of a towering tree.  As they travel back to the island where Mud (played by a striking Matthew McConaughey) roams and hides, the three work together to carry out this seemingly…