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52 TUESDAYS Review

52 Tuesdays is a poignant and lovingly, if not slightly disjointed, coming-of-age story that provides a uniquely presented exploration into the life of a young woman whose mother is transitioning into a man. Director Sophie Hyde took an interesting approach when crafting the film, shooting each Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks in order to mimic the film’s approach to storytelling – a method that, while interesting, had little impact on the overall experience.

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Magnolia Picks Up EXPERIMENTER Starring Peter Saarsgard

Magnolia Pictures announced today they have picked up the North American rights to Michael Almereyda‘s Experimenter starring Peter Saarsgard as Stanley Milgram, creator of the famed Milgram obedience study from the ’60s. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,

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WHITE GOD Review

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó begins his foray into genre cinema, not with a whimper but with a loud bark, in his latest, White God. In this kitchen-sink approach to creating a compelling genre film, Mundruczó hits far more than he misses, making this canine version of Planet-of-the-Apes-meets-The-Birds not one to miss.

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A WOLF AT THE DOOR Review

Fernando Coimbra’s Brazilian thriller A Wolf at the Door begins as a kidnap story, with a couple reporting that their child was abducted from school.  From here the viewer is led to believe the film will then progress as a simple whodunit, with police tracking the kidnapper and attempting to rescue the child.  Coimbra boldly tosses this procedural structure aside however, and reveals the kidnapper within the first act.  Surprisingly, even after knowing who took the child, the film still manages to keep the viewer on their feet as they discover the reasoning behind the abduction.

2015 Sarasota Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

2015 Sarasota Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

The full lineup for this year’s Sarasota Film Festival has been announced, and it looks like they’re going all out for their 17th year with 278 films running from April 10th – 19th.

Take a look below for the full list of

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THE BIG GOLD DREAM Review

These days, the concept of record labels and bands being on indies versus majors has all but faded away with the advent of the internet and easy, cost-effective methods to self-distribute music. Back in day, bands would strive to get signed and often be presented with the decision of staying on a small indie label or heading to a major label, most likely gaining more fame and wealth but a the cost of their artistic integrity.

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Cannes 2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD To Open Festival

It was announced today that George Miller‘s much anticipated return to the Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, will be the opening night film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 14th.

The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë

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SXSW 2015: UNCLE KENT 2 Review

Back in 2011, director Joe Swanberg created a little indie film called Uncle Kent, which took a semi-biographical look at the life of Kent Osborne, a writer and animator for such shows as Adventure Time and Spongebob Squarepants.

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Film Pulse Launches Patreon Campaign

After much debating, thinking, and stress-induced nervous breakdowns, I decided to launch a Patreon page for Film Pulse in order to help the site grow and continue being a place devoid of intrusive ads, sponsored articles, and clickbait.

If you’re not familiar

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SUPER TROOPERS 2 Heads to IndieGoGo

An IndieGoGo campaign has launched for Super Troopers 2, the (highly anticipated?) sequel to the hit comedy from way back in 2001 (God I’m old). The entire Broken Lizards crew is back to pick up where the last film left off, but

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GHOUL Review

Few specific genres of cinema allow for the creativity and innumerable unique possibilities in film in the same way as horror. Even fewer have entertained audiences for generations. Tales of fear – that strange, tingling sensation we get from watching the dread unfold and the excitement of watching what is twisted or beyond our perception toy with the human mind – offer the opportunity for something truly transcendent.