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Posted August 18, 2017in Guest Commentary

48 hour film project

Three-dozen hobbyist filmmakers compete in the 13th annual 48 Hour Film Project, a hurried competition to write, film and complete a short film. It took 15 years for James Cameron’s “Avatar” to reach the silver screen. The 30-plus teams competing in the annual 48 Hour Film Project: Des Moines have

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Posted April 01, 2016in Film Review

Snyder’s best yet

The biggest concern heard over and over again when director Zac Snyder was handed the keys to the DC Comics kingdom was that he’s a style-over-substance hack with a toddler’s understanding of conflict and a methadone patient’s concept of pacing. People said that his simplistic, paint by numbers character development

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Posted January 07, 2015in Film Review

A Quiet Death

  “The Woman in Black ” was released in 2012 and was a bit of a pet project put together by director James Watkins, writer Jane Goldman and actor Daniel Radcliffe. But fast forward to 2014 and none of those people are back for the sequel, “The Woman in Black

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