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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Monarch Movie Minute Archives * Mace & Crown

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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Sing Street,’ ‘I Am Your Father’ and ‘Green Room’

November 28, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Sing Street’ (2016) | PG-13 | 106 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Art, whether it be music, painting or writing, is something that can bring out the best in us. Art is something that gives artists a reason to keep looking … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Neon Demon,’ ‘4th Man Out’ and ‘Knock Knock’

November 12, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘The Neon Demon’ (2016) | R | 118 min. 🎬🎬 Anyone familiar with the work of writer and director Nicholas Winding Refn knows that his films tend to divide audiences. While the look of his films are … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Undecided: The Movie,’ ‘I Smile Back’ and ‘Len and Company’

November 3, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Undecided: The Movie’ (2016) | NR | 86 min. 🎬🎬🎬 With the election recently behind us, perhaps it’s time to reflect on this wildly confusing and divided presidential campaign. Serving as a time capsule, “Unknowing: The Movie” spoofs … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Fits,’ ‘The Automatic Hate’ and ‘Amy’

October 28, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘The Fits’ (2015) | NR | 72 min. In the eyes of a child, the idea of growing up can be a scary, uncontrollable and  nightmarish experience. This experience is brilliantly embodied by newcomer Royalty Hightower in … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Nightmare ‘Dark’ and ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’

October 22, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

 

‘The Nightmare’ (2015) | NR | 90 mins | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

In the 2015 documentary “The Nightmare,” documentarian Rodney Ascher explores the subject of sleep paralysis, a disorder that leaves the sufferer unable to move as they are asleep … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Holidays,’ ‘Hush’ and ‘They Look Like People’

October 14, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer

 

‘Holidays’ (2016) | NR | 106 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

A young girl gives her swimming coach a bloody Valentine’s Day gift, three girls get a little Halloween themed revenge and a New Years Eve date takes a surprising and … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made,’ ‘Slow West’ and ‘While We’re Young’

October 1, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

 

‘Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’ (2015) | NR | 106 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

After seeing the 1981 classic “Raider of the Lost Ark,” three young boys set out on a passionate journey to … Read More