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The Great Wall
Review by Bob Ignizio Critically acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou delivers
a fantasy epic in which color-coded warriors and a grungy looking Matt Damon do
battle with hordes of CGI monsters in the most expensive film ever shot
entirely in China, THE ...

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Neruda (now playing in Akron at The Nightlight Cinema)
[ NERUDA opens in
Akron on Friday February 17th exclusively at The Nightlight Cinema.] Review by Bob Ignizio How much of Pablo Larrain's film NERUDA is fact and how much is fiction? That's the wrong question
to ask. Written by Guillermo Calderón, NERUDA is ...

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Fist Fight
By George M. Thomas Charlie Day and Ice Cube in Fist Fight. FIST FIGHT wants to be so much more than the lowbrow comedy that it quickly reveals
itself to be. Director
Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and his story team (is there a
better way ...

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Win passes to see 'Newsies' musical stage production on the big screen
You can enjoy the Tony Award®-winning musical NEWSIES by entering for the chance to win Cinemark at Macedonia tickets! These are valid February 18 or 22 – Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-...

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2017 Cleveland International Film Festival welcomes film critic A. O. Scott
[Press release from the Cleveland International Film Festival.] The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival is thrilled to announce a CIFF Special Presentation: A One-on-One Conversation with A.O. Scott, which will take place Saturday, April 8th at 2:30 ...

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Short. Sweet. Film Fest returns to Cleveland in March 2017
[Press release from the Short. Sweet. Film Fest.] The Short. Sweet. Film Fest. strives to showcase the best local, national, and international films from up-and-coming filmmakers. What better way to watch independent cinema then in the stunning and brand-ne...

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Seasons (February 18th and 19th at the Cleveland Cinematheqe)
[ SEASONS screens Saturday February 18th at 7:10 pm and Sunday February 19th at 8:25 pm at the Cleveland Cinematheque.] Review by Bob Ignizio Using the seasons as metaphor for the larger passage of
time, SEASONS depicts in its own
poetic way how, post ice-a...

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Fifty Shades Darker
Review by Bob Ignizio Picking up shortly after the end of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY , FIFTY
SHADES DARKER finds Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) starting work as
personal assistant for book editor Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and trying to get
on with her life afte...

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The Lego Batman Movie
By George M. Thomas Batman (Will Arnett) works with the Man of Steel in "The Lego Batman Movie." There’s nothing wrong with THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE that a
better edit wouldn’t have helped greatly. And let’s face it; there are few pop culture icons riper for

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The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films
[ THE 2017 OSCAR
NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS opens in Cleveland on Friday February 10th
exclusively at the Capitol Theatre, in Oberlin at the Apollo Theatre, and in Akron at The Nightlight Cinema.] Review by Bob Ignizio When the first Oscar for animated ...
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