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Mexican Jumping Scenes: ‘Coco’ Is a Lively Toon Triumph

By: Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing Viewers who elect to see the animated feature Coco have my full blessing to arrive approximately 30 or 35 minutes after the announced show time. That way, they can miss ...
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Soldiering on: Three Vets Hit the Road in Thoughtful ...

By: Matt Brunson With such titles as Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! and the masterful Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy, writer-director Richard Linklater has spent the majority of his career focusing on the experiences of the ...
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‘Tis the Season for a Short-film Festival

Despite the loss of tax incentives for film production in North Carolina, there remains a passionate contingent of filmmakers and film fans determined to prove that there is still a voice – and a place ...
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Eight Great Things to Do in the Triad: Oct. 6-8

From Oct. 6-8 in Greensboro, the 2017 Aggie FanFest takes place at the historic War Memorial Stadium at the corner of Yanceyville and Lindsay streets. The Fanfest Hours on Friday are from 4 p.m. to ...
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The Song Remains the Same: Two Period Films Prove to ...

By: Matt Brunson In 1973, tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs squared off in a televised match that was known as the “Battle of the Sexes.” That historic event — and the hoopla ...
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OUT and About: Winston-Salem Film Festival Celebrates Diversity and Determination

As October is LGBTQ History Month, so it’s only fitting that the fourth annual “OUT at the Movies” International LGBT Film Festival, which is presented by BB&T and opens Oct. 5 with its biggest, most ...
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For Halloween, a Pair of Scares — with Yours Truly ...

A/perture Cinema’s ongoing “Looking @ Art Cinema” screening series takes on a darker, more fearful hue next month, with a pair of big-screen chillers most appropriate for the Halloween season. The two-film series, “Looking at ...
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Review of “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett ...

By: Carole Perkins It may come as no surprise to fans of North Carolina’s Avett Brothers that their recently released documentary, May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, landed on Rolling Stones Magazines’ ...
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“Step” Lively: Documentary Makes All the Right Moves

By: Matt Brunson The new documentary Step (three out of five stars) focuses on the members of an inner-city Baltimore high school step team, but what’s most surprising about the film is how comparatively little ...
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Tower Heist: King Property Loses Its Value

By: Matt Brunson The long-in-the-making movie The Dark Tower runs 95 minutes yet is based on the Stephen King book series that ran over the course of eight novels. Such a condensation may not be quite ...