GIRLS Season 5 [Blu-Review]
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GIRLS Season 5 [Blu-Review]

Girls has always been about a group of young women, progressing in their lives. Slowly and dysfunctionally, but gradually progressing. After four seasons, there was…

Austin Film Critics Association’s 2016 Awards + Jon’s Top Films of 2016
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Austin Film Critics Association’s 2016 Awards + Jon’s Top Films of 2016

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) unveiled their end of year awards today. Four of the Cinapse team are proud members of the AFCA, myself…

SING: An “American Idol”-Inspired Animation That Lacks Range
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SING: An “American Idol”-Inspired Animation That Lacks Range

In terms of animation, 2016 has been a standout year. The quality of features such as Kubo and the Two Strings, Finding Dory, Moana and…

LA LA LAND: A Joyous and Bittersweet Antidote to a Miserable Year
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LA LA LAND: A Joyous and Bittersweet Antidote to a Miserable Year

It’s no hyperbole to say that 2016 was a rough one, with the loss of iconic figures in all areas of the arts and large…

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: An Exhilarating and Emotional Tale of Valor
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: An Exhilarating and Emotional Tale of Valor

‘Memember The Force Awakens? Yes, it was just a little over a year ago that the Disney-acquired Lucasarts kick-started a new saga in George Lucas’s…

Criterion Review: Federico Fellini’s ROMA
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Criterion Review: Federico Fellini’s ROMA

There’s something magical about Rome. An ancient locale, brimming with history, character and life. The same can be said for Federico Fellini’s Roma. A tribute…

DEAD RINGERS. Scream Factory Delivers Cronenberg’s Horror Classic [Blu-Review]
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DEAD RINGERS. Scream Factory Delivers Cronenberg’s Horror Classic [Blu-Review]

The idea of identical twins has long been used in media to add a horror or nefarious element to proceedings. The possibility of duplicity, in…

Austin Film Critics Association Announce the 2016 Austin Film Award Nominees
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Austin Film Critics Association Announce the 2016 Austin Film Award Nominees

The venerable institution that is the Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) unveiled their selections for the Austin Film Award 2016 today. Disclaimer, several people on…

Indulge in COFFEE AND CIGARETTES on Blu-ray from Olive Films
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Indulge in COFFEE AND CIGARETTES on Blu-ray from Olive Films

Coffee and Cigarettes is breezy collection of eleven short films. These vignettes bring together notable talents, from the fields of comedy, music, and acting, united…

BETTER CALL SAUL Season 2 [Blu-Review]
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BETTER CALL SAUL Season 2 [Blu-Review]

When it was first announced, Better Call Saul received a bit of a backlash. The concept of a “prequel” series to Breaking Bad, a show…