Race Relation Drama and Humor Mix Well in Directorial Debut

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Sylwinn: Tightly written and directed by first time filmmaker, Justin Simien, Dear White People follows the stories of four black students as they navigate their identities within the context of the predominately white, affluent culture of their Ivy League school. Ultimately, Simien brings the conflicts, both internal and external, to a head in the provocatively […]


Film Review: OUIJA

Board Game Adaptation Fails To Go Bump In The Dark

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I’m sure I speak along with the rest of the world when I proclaim, “Oh good, another movie based on a board game.” But then again, has an Ouija board ever really been considered merely a board game? For years, particularly during the “satanic panic” era of the 1980s, Parker Brothers, the then-manufacturer of Ouija […]




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“Birdman, Batman, it’s all the same…” In the same shorthand method of subtle audience intelligence-congratulating utilized for decades by The Simpsons each time they offer a pop culture reference and you feel good about getting it, is the tempting meta-angle of Michael Keaton starring as a long-ago superhero movie actor now out to prove himself […]


Film Review: JOHN WICK

Once his wick is lit, no one is safe...

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John Wick is a modern day action film that performs like the classic Mustang he drives: lots of throwback sensibility and power, and it is great to look at.  Wick, played by Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), is a man of very few words.  Rivaling Clint Eastwood’s “man with […]

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31 Nights of Halloween!: 21st – 24th Nights


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Intro. It’s three — count ‘em, three! — for the price of one today as we kick-off the transition to the anxious 50′s with a trio of appropriately threatening selections of monster-making mayhem. Moving right along to the 60′s, controversy, arthouse confusion, and glorious schlock hold sway over our fast approach upon the 31st Night of […]


Zekefilm Halloween Countdown

Top Horror Sequels of All Time

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It’s Halloween time again, and time to start horror movie countdowns. Horror is a genre that lends itself well to being ranked, listed and categorized. It’s just as fun for the writer as it is for the reader, so keep coming back for more lists that lead us to October 31st.   Now let’s begin […]


Interview: Kaitlyn Denver

Actress of "The Spectacular Now", "Short Term 12" and This Years "Men, Women & Children" Talks About Her New Character in Jason Reitman's Latest.

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Kaitlyn Dever, one of Hollywood’s upcoming actresses to look out for, is no stranger to social media. In fact, she’s devoted herself to accurately portraying the typical sheltered and overprotected teenager in Jason Reitman’s newest star-studded film “Men, Women & Children.” In the film Dever plays daughter to hyper-vigilant, internet-watchdog mom, Jennifer Garner. “I’ve gotten […]


Interview: Alejandro González Inarritu

Director speaks on The Superhero Genre, & His New Film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

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  In his run-down backstage dressing room, a reflective Michael Keaton, stripped to his tighty-whities, mutters, “How did we get here?” The former superhero and Hollywood star best known for Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992), is now starring in Alejandro González Inarritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Iñárritu is the […]

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31 Nights of Halloween!: 17th – 20th Nights


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Intro. Taking a brief respite from horror fare, an All-American musical, a zany black comedy, and a witty drawing-room comedy, with ghostly overtones, are designed to fitfully amuse before jumping back aboard the horror train with a low-budget gem! 31 Nights of Halloween! 17th Night: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944, MGM, dir. Vincente Minnelli) A […]

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Film Review: FURY

It's World War 2 All Over Again For Brad Pitt

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  “Why are you showing me this?” “Ideals are peaceful. History is violent”. Perhaps you’ve heard that exchange in the trailer for the film its from, Fury. I honestly don’t know whether it’s there or not. But the fact is that in the waning years of World War II, despite however “screenwriterly” that answer may […]