INDIEWATCH: Documentary Follows Disney’s First Black Animator

Documentaries these days offer something for everyone. If you’re into skateboarding, wine or standup comedy, there’s a film for you. This reviewer grew up on Disney movies, so interest was piqued to see the synopsis for “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life.” This film tracks the artist’s journey from being the first black animator at Disney…
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STREAMING REVIEW: Clement Shines In ‘People Places Things’

Since his breakout role in musical/comedy duo “Flight of the Conchords,” New Zealander Jemaine Clement has appeared in HBO’s latest “Divorce.” He’s appeared in “The BFG,” “Men in Black 3” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” He’s got character and comedic parts down, but in “People Places Things,” Clement takes the lead as Will Henry, a graphic…
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STREAMING REVIEW: ‘Easy’ A Welcome Addition To Netflix Lineup

Netflix and Amazon have been ramping up their original series for the past couple of years. With shows like Amazon’s “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle” to Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” streaming services offer a medium where showrunners can push the envelope in a streaming-sphere not restricted by kid-friendly…
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Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer in "Rushmore."

Back To School In 10 Movies

Fall can be tough. The days are shorter, temperatures are dropping, and it’s hard to trade long days at the beach or in the woods for afternoons in the classroom. Here are some movies to help ease any back-to-school blues. “Grease” (1978) Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta) were summer lovebirds, and when they…
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Counter clockwise: Keegan-Michael Key (Jack), Gillian Jacobs (Samantha), Chris Gethard (Bill), Kate Micucci (Allison), Mike Birbiglia (Miles), Tami Sagher (Lindsay) star in “Don’t Think Twice,” now playing at Zinema 2. Courtesy of

IN THEATERS: ‘Don’T Think Twice’ Brings More Than Laughs

In “Don’t Think Twice,” things seem all warm, fuzzy and funny for improv comedy troupe the Commune. They prep for a show by doing word-association exercises. “Duck season” evolves into “Pew pew, Nintendo,” as the members play off each other, and in a voiceover, one shares improv is all “about a group working together in…
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