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We're a group of about 30 friends who gather once a week, watch movies, and talk about them.

This Week’s Movie: ZERO CHARISMA

One of the three executive producers behind the 2013 indie Zero Charisma is Chris Hardwick, host of the Nerdist podcast. I once heard a critic say of Hardwick that his geek-centric material is reductive; he uses the word “nerd” as … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: NOW YOU SEE ME

If you want to see the very best movie about stage magic, then you should watch Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. No question, full stop. But, the whole reason that movie studios make money is, sometimes people don’t feel like watching … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: SECRETS & LIES

There’s one sort of film that the British have always made better than anyone: the domestic realist film. In what is often referred to as the “kitchen sink” style, movies such as Alfie and The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Runner … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: DEAR ZACHARY

I don’t like this week’s Movie Klub movie, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father. The film’s 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes would seem to suggest that I’m in the minority, so this will be a difficult … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: SPEED

It would be wrong to say that Jan de Bont’s 1994 film Speed is a smart movie. Like just about any action movie from the 1990s, it requires supremely skilled stunt work and a healthy suspension of disbelief just to … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: BOTTLE SHOCK

When the stories of real people are adapted into films, you might be surprised how often it’s not a crass attempt to capture money or Academy Awards. The filmmakers get the project moving because they honestly want to do justice … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: CABIN IN THE WOODS

This review contains spoilers for some of the first half of Cabin in the Woods.

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