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Monarch Movie Minute Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Colonia,’ ‘Me Him Her’ and ‘Sky’

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer</h5>

 

‘Colonia’ (2015) | NR | 110 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

When her activist boyfriend is captured by the Cuban military and sent to a coup to be imprisoned and tortured, Lena (Emma Watson) takes it upon herself to infiltrate the … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Ava’s Possessions,’ ‘Cronies’ and ‘Manson Family Vacation’

September 15, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge

Contributing Writer

‘Ava’s Possessions’ (2015) | R | 89 min. | 🎬🎬

In the aftermath of her demonic possession, Ava (Louisa Krause) finds her life in shambles. Ava’s boyfriend, friends and family have all distanced themselves for fear over everything she … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Invitation,’ ‘Moonwalkers’ and ‘Night Owls’

September 9, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Contributing Writer

‘The Invitation’ (2015) | NR | 99 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬 

After two years of estrangement caused by a tragedy, Will (Logan Marshall-Green) receives an invitation from his ex-wife, Eden (Tammy Blanchard), and her new husband for … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Bad Roomies,’ ‘Of Mind and Music’ and ‘Band of Robbers’

June 20, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Bad Roomies (2015) | Unrated | 93 min. | 🎬

 

When best friends and long-time roommates Bobby (“The Sandlot’s” Patrick Renna) and Raymond (Tommy Savas) suddenly find themselves down a roomie, the fowl-mouthed pair begin their search for … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Ten Thousand Saints,’ ‘Hell and Back’ and ‘Ayanda and the Mechanic’

April 19, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Ten Thousand Saints’ (2015) | R | 113 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Based on Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel, “Ten Thousand Saints” transports viewers back to 1980s New England where a young Jude Keffy-Horn (Asa Butterfield) learns from his matter-of-fact, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Lila & Eve,’ ‘Brotherly Love’ and ‘Safelight’

April 15, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Lila & Eve’ (2015) | R | 84 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

Her teenage son tragically died in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. The police have no leads and don’t even recognize her face. With the help … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ ‘Meet My Valentine’ and ‘Two Wrongs’

April 9, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ (2015) | Not rated | 83 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

In 2015, at the age of 32, child prodigy and world-renowned dancer Misty Copeland became the first African-American principle performer in the American Ballet Theater. Copeland … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: Out of My Hand, Man Up and PlantPure Nation

April 2, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Out of My Hand’ (2015) | Unrated | 87 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Cisco’s (Bishop Blay) work on a latex plantation in Liberia is simple but hard. Every morning before the sun rises, he walks several miles to a … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: This Isn’t Funny, Dope and Piku

March 25, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘This Isn’t Funny’ (2015) | Unrated | 86 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

They met by accident—no, literally. When Jamie Thompson (Paul Ashton) crashed his bike into Eliot Anderson’s (Katie Page) car, it wasn’t exactly love at first … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘People Places Things,’ ‘Kung Fury’ and ‘Uncle John’

February 27, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘People Places Things’ (2015) | R | 85 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

When Will Henry, struggling artist and all-around nice guy, walks in on the mother of his twin girls undressing another man, the realization that their once blissful … Read More