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For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry transforms an award-winning choreopoem into conventional melodrama By  T.T. Stern-Enzi Rating: R  Grade: D+ When the greenlight buzz first traveled along the wire, there was surprise and concern regarding Lionsgate’s decision to turn Ntozake Shange’s Tony award-winning choreopoem over to an urban moralist like Tyler Perry, a filmmaker who has certainly made money […]

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Preserving Liberty Film Festival

Ohio Liberty Film Festival Begins On Veteran’s Day By J.T. Ryder The dream of liberty is a rather delicately elusive concept with an imagery that carries a weighty faith and conviction within many people’s hearts. It is true that most people do not realize what liberties they have been afforded until they are taken away. […]

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Film Review ‘Nowhere Boy’

A Terrific Portrait Of The Young John Lennon By T.T. Stern-Enzi With Nowhere Boy, conceptual artist and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood takes audiences back to the early nowhere days of John Lennon (Aaron Johnson), as he chafes under the seemingly loveless rule of his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) who wants to see that the boy […]

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Film Review ‘Waiting For Superman’

Who Can Save The U.S. Educational System? By. T.T. Stern-Enzi Education recently topped the national news spotlight thanks, in part, to the resignation of Washington, DC Education Chancellor Michelle Rhee, the controversial figure, appointed by Mayor Adrian Fenty at the start of his term, to overhaul a failing system and possibly serve as an example […]

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DVD Reviews

Shakespeare, A Salute To The ’80s And More By T.T. Stern-Enzi DVD and Blu-Ray releases transport viewers back in time. The shifts can be recent – reflections off the multiplex screens from a few months ago to repeats of a just passed television season – or generational jaunts into unfamiliar ages. For a classic journey, […]

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Film Review ‘Jackass 3D’

Another Round Of Sick, Mindless Pranks By T.T. Stern-Enzi I’m grading on a curve here, which I’m owning upfront for I have never been much of a fan of either the MTV television show or the two previous films from Johnny Knoxville and his crew of insanely stupid stuntsters. However, this time around, I was […]

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Film Review ‘You Will Meet A Tall Dark Sranger’

The Return Of Woody Allen By T.T. Stern-Enzi It seems now that if you wander the streets of any major city outside the United States, you run the risk of bumping into the displaced New York City neuroses of Woody Allen or his ever-changing cast of dopplegangers. I have to say I believe his head […]

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Living City Film Festival

Film Critic’s Pick By Russell Florence, Jr. The Living City Film Festival returns to the Neon Movies next week. The five-week festival will salute the work of Jeff Bridges, who received the Academy Award for Best Actor earlier this year for his acclaimed performance in Crazy Heart. The festival begins Monday, October 18 with The […]

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Film Review ‘Never Let Me Go’

Despite Talent Across The Board This Film Never Takes Hold By T.T. Stern-Enzi Author and screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) knows how to create tension and an almost existential sense of dread from nothing more than the dark and murky thoughts inside the echo chamber of the mind. So, a film collaboration […]

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Film Review ‘RED’

Retired Spies Are Far From Retiring By T.T. Stern-Enzi Paul Moses, retired covert CIA operative, a man with too much knowledge about what happened to the bodies buried all over the world, sprang from the mind and graphic novel frames of Warren Ellis, as a ruthless killer, efficient and deadly like the ronin, samurai who […]

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It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

Cuckoos Seek To Leave The Loony Nest By T.T. Stern-Enzi Zack Galifianakis, his bushy beard and that obtuse style of his, have become a go-to punchline on the current comedic scene. His feature films  include Into the Wild, Up in the Air, Youth in Revolt, and Dinner for Schmucks not to mention The Hangover. Let’s […]

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Animal Kingdom

One Australian Family’s Nature Is To Nurture Crime By T.T. Stern-Enzi Joshua Cody (James Frech-eville) has enjoyed a bit of shelter due to his mother’s estrangement from her criminal-minded family. But when she dies, his grandmother Janine (Jacki Weaver) arrives to bring him back into the fold. This family, such as it is, bears little […]

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The Elephant In The Living Room

Film By  T.T. Stern-Enzi Local filmmaker Michael Webber returns to the region a conquering hero from the festival circuit, having seized Best Documentary prizes from the Michael Moore-sponsored Traverse City Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival as well as the ACE Award from Silver Docs/AFI/Discovery. His acclaimed documentary The Elephant in the Living […]

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Film Review ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

Oliver Stone Warders Along Familiar Path By T.T. Stern-Enzi Yes, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) emerges from jail with his mobile phone and little else to his name and seeks to regain his status as a greedy master of the universe. We’re suckers enough to dance down Wall Street behind this silver-maned pied piper even though […]

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Film Review ‘The Social Network’

David Fincher Creates A ‘Social’ Event For The Awards Season By. T.T. Stern-Enzi The Social Network is not the unvarnished true story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook, but it seems as if one of Mark Zuckerberg’s friends should have posted that on his little social network because he sure is acting like people […]

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LGBT Film fest at Neon

Downtown Dayton LGBT film fest celebrates fifth anniversary By T.T. Stern-Enzi Film has the ability to transform the way we see the world. That notion is part of the mission of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), but it is the heartbeat of any film screening or collection of filmed narratives. This moving medium takes […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]