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Snowden

Snowden

Edward Snowden is a traitor to his government and a hero to his people. Directed by: Oliver Stone Written by: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans Swift shot: Oliver Stone has directed several films that attack the military industrial complex, and he’s given his version of history on the cable […]

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Black Mass

“It’s an alliance.” Directed by: Scott Cooper Written by: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth Cast: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton Swift shot:  Johnny Depp and Director Scott Cooper deliver a true crime drama worthy of the instant classic label.  Depp commands respect as one of the most notorious gangsters in America.  He doesn’t pretend to […]

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Love & Mercy

Directed by: Bill Pohlad Writers: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti “God only knows what I’d be without you” is a very familiar lyric. It’s from a song on The Beach Boys 1966 “Pet Sounds” Album. It’s a seminal tune from the unfettered genius of the group’s […]

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Janey Makes a Play

Swift shot: There’s an electricity, or even a magic spark, that always seems to keep community theatre productions alive. The sleepy American city of Rio Vista, California has been granted that magic in the form of the incredibly affable, enlivened cherub, Janey Callahan-Chin. With over 90 years on our planet, Janey’s written many plays for her friends and community. Director Jared Callahan, and crew, chronicle Janey and her determined denizens as they attempt to bring to life her eighteenth play! While the film focuses on Janey, this is really a tale about old fashioned American gumption and a lesson in the true meaning of community.

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American Sniper

Directed by: Clint Eastwood Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Keir O’Donnell, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman, Sammy Sheik, and Mido Hamada The late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was a certified American hero. Four tours of duty in the hottest combat zones in modern history. He was a motivated patriot, […]

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