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We've seen a lot of Americans at the movies in the past decade or so. American Beauty, American Sniper, American Gangster, American Movie, American Hardcore, American Pie - the list goes on and on. It's been a veritable melting pot of national introspection/navel gazing. But every pot has its boiling point, and with American Ultra, we seem to have arrived. The title tells us everything and nothing about this film, in so much as here we have a movie that aims to put everything it is on the table, but arrives at nothing. It's a surface-deep cheap thrill generator, ultimately about as memorable and as meaningful as its title. American Ultra is essentially The Bourne Identity meets True Romance with comedy, sans the vibrancy or immediacy of...
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The Slamdance Cinema Club has programmed a one-two punch for punk-rocking cinephiles this Fall. On September 20, "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" will screen at the Arclight Hollywood, 8pm. Directors Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia charts the seminal punk quartet, from their modest roots in Queens to their 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, with breakups, rifts and deaths in between. This first premiered in 2003 at Slamdance, which celebrates its 20th year as Utah's alternative to Sundance. On September 21, Paul Rachman's "American Hardcore," which took five years to make, tunnels through the birth of hardcore punk rock between 1978 and 1986, with underground footage of Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains and more. This film also screens at the Arclight, 8pm. The Slamdance Cinema Club has year-round offered a curated tasting of the rogue festival's offerings, some of which annually wear their Sundance rejection as a badge of. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
2 items from 2015
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