Film Review: The Revenant

January 8, 2016
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Revenge is a dish best served cold and gorgeously shot. This is it, everyone. This is the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio will win an Oscar for…I think. That’s not to say that The Revenant is Leo’s best performance. I’d say that it ranks a few titles above midway through his filmography, right above Blood Diamond and just below The Departed (and […]

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SF Sketchfest Interview: Ron Funches

January 7, 2016

Ron Funches has been the king of dry, soft spoken wit since he first popped on the scene in 2011. After spending years on the road, he’s hit the big time. He’s one of the stars of NBC’s hit sitcom Undateable and is also a regular on @midnight as well as the dearly departed The […]

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A Nerd’s Guide To Sketchfest 2016

January 5, 2016
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WHAT?!? Sketchfest is already here?!?! It’s quite a bit earlier than usual this year; I’m sure that this is due to some strange event — wherein grown men run around and throw objects at each other in order to help promote the new Coldplay album — interfering with everything in the Bay. If you are actually […]

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Film Feature: Chad’s Top 10 Films of 2015

January 5, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2015 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2015. Here is Chad’s list, presented in reverse-awesome order. Also check out Carrie‘s top ten list! 10.) Cinderella A lack of the classic Disney song ‘Cinderelli!’ didn’t prevent Kenneth Branagh’s […]

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Film Feature: Carrie’s Top 10 Films of 2015

January 1, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2015 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2015. Here is Carrie’s list, presented in alphabetical order. (And you can find Chad’s here.) 1.) Brooklyn The immigrant experience in America is exquisitely captured in director John Crowley’s […]

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 30, 2015
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Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Star Wars Movie [KINDA SPOILERS AHEAD] Don’t let my subtitle fool you—I actually really enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I saw it twice and can’t wait to see it again! However, as one of the most highly anticipated films in decades and what will likely be the highest […]

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Spinning Platters Presents: The Top 10 Albums of 2015

December 29, 2015

The competition this year was not quite as violent as that between Wells & Coffey. (Photo: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress) 2015 marks the 7th consecutive time that the collective staff of Spinning Platters have come together, selected our favorite records of the year, and then spent the following month listening to every possible contender on […]

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Robert Plant, Grace Jones, and more make up the best of 2015 concert photos

December 28, 2015

Like many people contributing to Spinning Platters, 2015 was a full and busy year to the point where I didn’t have the time to write and share as much as I would’ve liked. I didn’t go out often and chose to prioritize client work (and a burgeoning drone hobby) over excessive concert-going. However, quality of […]

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Film Review: The Hateful Eight

December 26, 2015
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The Hateful Great, This Ain’t.   Your typical Quentin Tarantino movie is full of scenes that are powder kegs ready to explode, full of characters you can’t trust, and smart, crackling dialogue that keeps you constantly entertained. But what if the dialog stopped being smart and crackling? You’d have The Hateful Eight.

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Film Review: Daddy’s Home

December 25, 2015
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You won’t want to go home to this Daddy Back in 2010, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg starred in a middling buddy cop movie called The Other Guys, which at least had the benefit of being directed by Adam McKay, who directed Ferrell in the well-received Anchorman movies, and is currently garnering deserved praise for […]

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