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Night of the Babysitter
Posted by Drew Bulman | Oct 28, 2014

After seven years of working in the film industry in both Arizona and Texas, director Louis Doerge returns to his hometown of Iowa City to shoot his latest horror...

Meet the Patels
Posted by Scott Samuelson | Jul 31, 2014

Meet the Patels explores India's dating culture through a comedic lens. 17th Annual Hardacre Film Festival Tipton High School Auditorium -- Saturday, Aug. 2 This year the Hardacre Film Festival...

Tom Laughlin has passed away
Posted by Kent Williams | Dec 16, 2013

So long, Billy Jack, and thanks for all the memories. In the same week as Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine, writer/actor/director Tom Laughlin has died. The difference between Laughlin and...

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...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Nov 25, 2012

By Francois Duhamel I don’t know what’s more shocking: that twenty-three James-Bond movies have been made over the past fifty years, or that I’ve seen them all willingly. To understand...

Posted by Warren Sprouse | Nov 11, 2012

Correction to the "Now Playing" section in Talking Movies, LV121 (the current issue): The Bijou has some great films showing in November, but Joan Rivers: a Piece of Work is...

Posted by Kit Bryant | Nov 5, 2012

Photo courtesy of beautyisembarrassing.com  /  Beauty is Embarassing showing at the Bijou Nov. 9 -Nov. 15. Let me tell you a little story. Like all good stories, it is about...