Fargo Film Festival 2016: Friday Highlights

On my second day at the Fargo Film Festival there were certainly plenty more movies to watch, but there were two that really and obviously stood out. The first was “Wildlike,” the Best Narrative Feature and the other was “Welcome to Leith, which won Best Documentary Feature and Best Director. Welcome to Leith Directed by…
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Fargo Film Festival 2016: Thursday Highlights

After a drive from Bemidji, Minn., through the rain and snow yesterday, I finally arrived in Fargo for the city’s 16th annual Film Festival. Thursday marked the first time since 2012, during my last semester at Minnesota State University in Moorhead right across the Red River from Fargo, that I had gone to the festival…
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Monday Movie Report: President Obama Visits South By Southwest As Film Festival Gets Underway

The South By Southwest Festivals, including its large film festival portion, started Friday and will continue until Sunday.¬†While the fest is known to attract multiple influential people from the movie industry, though, the event hit a first when President Barack Obama visited. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Obama spoke Friday at the Long Center for…
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REVIEW: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Highlighted By Acting, Claustrophobic Atmosphere

Since it’s right in the title, I’ll address the elephant in the room first. For those thinking this might be a sequel to the 2008 giant monster movie “Cloverfield,” you’re out of luck. The J.J. Abrams produced “10 Cloverfield Lane” has nothing to do with the creature that attacked New York City and does not…
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REVIEW: ‘London Has Fallen’ Doesn’t Live Up To Olympus

“Olympus Has Fallen,” released in 2013, was actually an enjoyable action flick. Of course it was an obvious take on the “Die Hard” idea of one man being in a building against a whole group of baddies, but it was still a fun time at the theater. The action was intense with a solid R…
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