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For the better part of sixty years, westerns were the bread and butter of Hollywood filmmaking. There were prestige westerns and B-westerns and everything in-between, with every year expanding the genre with dozens of new films. And then audiences lost interest in the late ’60s and early ’70s and westerns began to die out. The quintessential American genre was now a novelty, occasionally… Continue reading 'The Keeping Room' and the Indie Western Resurgence

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, with many of this fall’s most anticipated movies rolling out over the course of several days here in one of Canada’s friendliest (and cleanest) cities. 

This year I’m here seeing as many movies as I possibly can, and in between them all I’m recording 15-second instant reviews for you to devour. Plenty… Continue reading Toronto Buzz: 'Spotlight,' 'Room,' 'Beasts of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl' and More

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, with many of this fall’s most anticipated movies rolling out over the course of several days here in one of Canada’s friendliest (and cleanest) cities. 

This year I’m here seeing as many movies as I possibly can, and in between them all I’m recording 15-second instant reviews for you to devour. Plenty… Continue reading Toronto Buzz: 'The Martian,' 'Demolition,' 'Green Room,' 'I Saw the Light' and More

Box Office: 'War Room' Rules Slow Labor Day With $ 12.6 MillionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mass audience blockbusters gave way to the small and highly targeted over a sleepy Labor Day weekend at the box office.

Sony’s faith-based “War Room” fought its way to first place in its second weekend in release, earning an estimated $ 12.6 million across the four-day holiday weekend. The… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' Dethroned by 'War Room'

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Straight Outta Compton – $ 13.2 million ($ 134.1 million total)

2. War Room – $ 11.0 million ($ 11.0 million total)

3. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation – $ 8.3 million ($ 170.3 million total)

4. No Escape – $ 8.2 million ($ 10.3 million total)

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