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Mace & Crown | December 15, 2017

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Monarch Movie Minute Archives * Mace & Crown

Monarch Movie Minute: Fall Preview

October 1, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

“The Snowman”

Release Date: 10/20/17

Based on the Jo Nesbo novel, “The Snowman” is described as a Nordic noir mystery that centers on a serial killer who appears every snowfall. In the killer’s path, they leave the bodies … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Handmaiden,’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ and ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

April 22, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘The Handmaiden’ (2016) | NR | 144 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Set within a Japanese occupied Korea in the 1930s, “The Handmaiden” is a film that bubbles with elements of romance, film noir and gothic thrillers. Daughter of a thief, Sook-Hee … Read More

Monarch Movie Review: 4/20 Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Dazed and Confused’ (1993)

Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is a love letter to lost children who find themselves stuck between transitions in life. The film never demonizes those children for their aimlessness seeing as it is … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tower,’ ‘The Discovery’ and ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’

April 7, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Tower’ (2016) | NR | 96 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

To the inhabitants of Austin, Texas, the date of August 1, 1966 will forever be represented as a time of fear, survival and mortality. On this day, Charles Whitman, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and ‘Come and Find Me’

March 30, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Chi-Raq’ (2015) | R | 127 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬

The city of Chicago, in media, has been given the nickname of “Chi-Raq” due to the fact that it’s violence and gun related deaths outmatch the ones in war zones. To … Read More

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lives up to Every Expectation

March 24, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

Disney continues to recreate beloved classics into live action movies, ranging from “Cinderella” to “Maleficent.” “Beauty and the Beast” is the most recent to join the category, which took many movie-goers on a nostalgic trip.

The movie … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Beware the Slenderman,’ ‘Burning Sands’ and ‘Trespass Against Us’

March 23, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Beware the Slenderman’ (2016) | NR | 114 min.  🎬🎬🎬🎬

In May of 2014, two 12-year-old girls lured their friend out into the middle of the woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They both proceeded to stab their friend … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tickled,’ ‘Girl Asleep’ and ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

March 17, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Tickled’ (2016) | R | 92 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

New Zealand journalist David Ferrier begins the film by characterizing himself as someone who is obsessed with the weird and bizarre side of human life. His hunt for colorful topics … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Swiss Army Man,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Day’ and ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’

February 23, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016) | R | 97 min. 🎬🎬🎬

Director Daniel Kwan’s latest film is certainly interesting. The film opens with Hank (Paul Dano) standing before the ocean on a deserted island ready to hang himself. From his … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘White Girl’ and ‘The Monster’

February 17, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ (2016) | PG-13 | 101 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Constantly in and out of foster homes, Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble long enough to find a home. Disappointment comes … Read More

Road to the Oscars: ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘13th’ and ‘Life, Animated’

February 10, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff writer

 

‘O.J.: Made in America’ (2016) | NR | 467 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

If one were around during the murder trial of legendary football star O.J. Simpson, they knew that it was a moment of history. The rise and fall of … Read More

Road to the Oscars: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Fences’

February 3, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

Staff Writer

‘Hidden Figures’ (2016) | PG | 127 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

As the U.S. raced the Russians to space exploration in the 1960s, NASA became desperate to put a man in space. In that desperation, they put their … Read More

Road to the Oscars (Monarch Movie Minute): ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’

January 27, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

Moonlight (2016) | R | 111 min | My rating: 5

The awards circuit that surrounds the film industry yearly is something that many critics shrug off as nothing but politics. While every year has its fair share … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Anomalisia,’ ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ and ‘Yoga Hosers’

January 20, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer

‘Anomalisia’ (2015) | R | 90 min | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

When watching a movie from Charlie Kaufman, viewers are submerged in a surrealist world of crisis and doubt in the self. In movies such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Lobster,’ ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ and ‘A Christmas Horror Story’

December 15, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff writer

‘The Lobster’ (2016) | R | 119 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬

In a dystopian world that requires every person to have a romantic partner, David (Colin Farrell) is sent to a resort to find someone after his girlfriend leaves him. … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Morris from America,’ ‘Sea of Trees’ and ‘Into the Forest’

December 10, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Morris from America’ (2016) | R | 91 min. 🎬🎬

A loner, Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) has every reason to feel out of place. He’s forcefully been moved from his home in New York City to the strange … Read More