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Banksy Does New York (2014)

You probably heard about Banksy’s New York “residency” a year-and-a-half ago. An unassuming old man selling Banksy stencils – worth tens of thousands dollars at least – for a few bucks on the side of the street. The story about the locals charging people to view his graffito. “The response to it would be part…

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Giveaway: Win What We Do In The Shadows Fang-Bloody-Tastic Collector’s Edition [COMPLETED]

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, ccpopculture has 3 copies of What We Do in the Shadows’  Fang-Bloody-Tastic Collector’s Edition (Blu-Ray/DVD) to give away. Here’s what I said to say about the vampire mockumentary in my review last year: “Despite building a 90-something minute film from over 100 hours of surplus footage, Waititi and Clement pull their…

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Open Windows (2014)

Elijah Wood sure has slipped comfortably into B-movies after his stint at the Shire, hasn’t he? When I first stumbled upon Open Windows, I was expecting something along the lines of Wood’s bomb-in-a-piano thriller Grand Piano. There are similarities: both films are quintessential B-thrillers, escalating a catchy premise into something tense (and a little silly).…

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The Green Prince (2014)

The story told in The Green Prince is an astonishing one. Nadav Schirman’s documentary unfolds like a great John le Carré novel, threading its way through the twists and turns that bind two men on opposite sides of the Israel/Palestine conflict. One is Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a prominent Hamas cleric, who spent…

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It Follows (2014)

The main point of comparison for most people reviewing It Follows is Halloween. Undeniably, David Robert Mitchell’s debut feature, an insidious, diamond-sharp indie horror flick, draws heavily from John Carpenter’s classic. That’s apparent from its opening frame, an image of an American suburban street whose expansive front lawns carpeted by auburn autumn leaves could be…