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HIFF2015: Movie Review – dream/killer (2015)

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  • Documentary Feature / USA
  • Director: Andrew Jenks

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

On Halloween night 2001, a sports editor for the Columbia Tribune in Columbia, Missouri was murdered. The crime went unsolved for over two years, until Charles Erickson told police he didn’t remember the night of the murder but he thought he may have been involved. He implicated Ryan Ferguson, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Dream/Killer documents Ryan’s father Bill Ferguson’s nearly decade-long fight to get his son freed.  Continue reading

Movie Review: Trainwreck (2015)

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Written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck is a cookie cutter romantic comedy that follows every beat and convention of the genre to a tee but attempts to get away with it on the strength of its lead actress. Surprisingly, it almost succeeds in that regard and manages to provide some laughs as it takes its audience down familiar rom-com territory.
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Indy Film Fest 2015: Movie Review – Chrysalis (2014)

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I watched Chrysalis as part of 2015’s Indy Film Fest at the IMAX theater in the Indiana State Museum on July 17th. You can find more of ObsessiveViewer.com’s coverage of the festival here.

From writer Ben Kurstin and director John Klein, Chrysalis is a post-apocalyptic movie in the vain of 28 Days Later set in 2038. In this future where people infected with a virus attack what remains of humanity, Josh (Cole Simon) and Penelope (Sara Gorsky) roam the wasteland for shelter and food. When the couple take in lone survivor Abira (Tanya Thai McBride), their lives get suddenly get more complicated, throwing their survival into question. Continue reading

MCU Review: Part 12 – Marvel’s Agent Carter – Season 1

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In what could be the biggest review series in the history of Obsessive Viewer, I’m committing myself to reviewing all the movies and shows in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe. You can find an index of my MCU reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of season 1 of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Continue reading

Movie Review: American Sniper (2014)

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Last year I reviewed Lone Survivor and found it to be an offensively jingoistic piece of American military propaganda that disrespected most of the people who lost their lives in the real life incident the movie depicted. As such, my expectations going into American Sniper really weren’t that high. I also made a conscious effort not to research Chris Kyle or any of the reviews or word of mouth about the movie.

For those unfamiliar with the plot of American Sniper, the movie is about Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a Navy SEAL sniper credited with more than 160 confirmed kills. The movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, depicts Kyle’s four tours in Iraq as well as his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller) and the effects of war on his life stateside. Continue reading