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Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle.
Posted by Warren Sprouse | Jan 14, 2014

Surely there has never been a more provocative time to make a movie about deception, especially deception by the agencies of the US government. Had the...

Blue is the Warmest Color
Posted by Scott Samuelson | Dec 4, 2013

Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palm d’Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Let me begin by giving my opinion on all the controversies surrounding the seven-minute-long lesbian...

All is Lost starring Robert Redford
Posted by Drew Bulman | Nov 26, 2013

FilmScene will be hosting its first new release film, Robert Redford's All is Lost, as part of its grand opening celebration this weekend. The debut...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Oct 29, 2013

Muscatine, Iowa will see its first-ever independent film festival this Saturday, complete with a green room, faux-paparazzi and a diverse selection of short films...

Posted by Warren Sprouse | Oct 11, 2013

Family dynamics are a central theme in director van Warmerdam's films. With the recent conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the advertising blitz for Oscar night (yes, five...

Amour
Posted by Warren Sprouse | Mar 25, 2013

Though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may not envision their award quite this way, the “Best Foreign Language Film” Oscar seems really to recognize the best film...

Talking Movies
Posted by Scott Samuelson | Mar 19, 2013

I recently sat down with glasses atop my glasses to watch Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Previews of money-grubbing re-releases zoomed out at me: Titanic 3D, Star Wars 3D, Halloween 3D, Lion...

Posted by Little Village | Feb 28, 2013

Tonight marks the release of the first installment of long-awaited, locally produced sci-fi epic Moon Zero Three. (Starring former Hawkeye basketball star Acie Earl!) Check out the trailer and head...

How to woo
Posted by Kit Bryant | Feb 26, 2013

Maybe your Valentine’s Day attempts to court that hottie with a pulse weren’t such a success. So what? Hop back on that horse. The horse of studious preparation, that is....

The Oscars
Posted by Drew Bulman | Feb 20, 2013

The Oscars are set to air on ABC at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, and Iowa City film aficionados have a couple of opportunities to make a night of it.

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Feb 19, 2013

I’ll be surprised if Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln doesn’t take a handful of the 12 Academy Awards for which it’s nominated.  The greatest movie about our 16th president, John Ford’s Young...

Zero Dark Thirty
Posted by Scott Samuelson | Feb 15, 2013

What impact does consumption of imagined violence have on our ability to deal with real violence? The movies have a strange relationship with the mass shootings that have recently plagued...

Posted by Warren Sprouse | Jan 31, 2013

Daniel Day Lewis is up for his 3rd Oscar for Best Actor.In all, Spielberg's Lincoln boasts 12 nominations. In 1975, Henry Fonda gave a retrospective interview to the BBC about...

Posted by Kit Bryant | Dec 11, 2012

America's Most Beloved Serial Murderer: Jennifer Laurence as Hunger Gamer, Katniss Everdeen It’s finally that time of year, folks. Loved ones gather together by the crackling fire to share memories...