True/False 2011 Movie Reviews


  • 5 things that make Columbia’s new coffee shop Shortwave Coffee worth a try Shortwave Coffee is the latest coffee shop to hit the downtown area, but what makes it different from the rest? Owner/roaster/all-around coffee guy Chris Dale Bassham has it down to a science, literally.
  • A criticism crash course You know you liked it (or didn’t) but you just don’t know why. Here’s a guide to the critical eye to help you figure out what makes you tick.
  • Album review: Damage by Jimmy Eat World Vox music editor Tyler McConnell, a longtime Jimmy Eat World fan, explains why Damage, released June 11, has overtaken Clarity as his favorite J.E.W. album. He even sheds a few tears. Come watch a grown man cry.
  • Album review: Katy Perry’s “Prism” You’re gonna hear her roar, alright. Katy Perry debuts experimental (for her) pop tunes on her fourth studio album, Prism, which debuts Oct. 22.
  • Album review: Owl City’s The Midsummer Station Owl City’s newest album has its perks, but lacks the magic of the project’s previous ventures.
  • Album Review: Shaking The Habitual The Knife’s new album might be more epic than the duo expected.
  • Best free apps A weekly look at some of the best free apps on the market that you might not have heard about. If you like what you see, click on the app icon to view it in the Apple app store.
  • Best gyros in Columbia Expand your sandwich horizons with a Greek classic: gyros. Savory meat, crisp vegetables and delicious sauce all wrapped up in soft pita bread. VoxTalk has four locations in CoMo where you can find them.
  • Black and white affair: The Artist Two performers struggle to keep their careers going as the late 1920s introduce talkies, or films with sound.
  • Bloga Post One: Sumits Hot Yoga Columbia The low-down (inversion-style) on Columbia’s hottest 120-minute class. Just breathe.
  • Book Review: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Fast-paced and clever, this collection of short stories and articles from Ann Patchett is a page-turner.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Premiere Recap A new take on the detective show mixes crime and comedy.
  • Citizen Jane film review: A Teacher Eric Tull is hot for a teacher. Luckily for him, Ms. Watts likes him back.
  • Citizen Jane film review: About Love Ten shorts from ten women that highlight that love is hard and even harder to let go.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Animated Shorts! Citizen Jane Film Festival’s showing of Animated Shorts! filled every seat in Charters Auditorium. Standout films were Anita Lebeau’s Louise and Big Drive, Andrea Dorfman’s Big Mouth, and Aude Danset and Carlos de Carvalho’s First Fall.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Breastmilk Ben-Ari’s goal was not only to defend breastfeeding, but to also show various stories of mothers and the struggles they face.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Citizen Koch Just in time for this week’s government shutdown, “Citizen Koch” reveals another severe situation about money, power and democracy in the United States.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Forbidden Voices Three women, three countries and three blogs. These strong women fight for freedom with their words.
  • Citizen Jane film review: From the Archives: Finding Identity The From the Archives: Finding Identity event featured four films that were made during the feminist film movement. The event screened the films and filmmakers Julia Reichert and Yvonne Welbon discussed the movies and answered questions.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Grow Up, Tony Phillips! Tony is the sincere but nerdy character you can’t help but root for. When he says he dresses up to inspire young kids to use their imagination, it’s genuine.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Improvement Club Improvement Club follows a ragtag group of performers as they prepare a show starring a robot George Washington and a scantily clad bald eagle.
  • Citizen Jane film review: It Felt Like Love (A testament that coming of age isn’t always cute and sweet.)
  • Citizen Jane film review: Maidentrip Sailing around the world alone sounds crazy to most, but for 14-year-old Laura Dekker it was an adventure.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Ms.ouri Made Ms.ouri Made features a collection of short films shot by female filmmakers hailing from the Show Me State.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Our Nixon The Super 8 home videos of H.R Haldeman, John Ehlrichman and Dwight Chapin — three of President Richard Nixon’s top White House aides — show the dark side of the urge to document every single moment of their “do-good” lives.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Remote Area Medical and Sparkle Tugging rotten teeth out with pliers because the dentist is too expensive might seem extreme, but that is the reality of the people in Remote Area Medical.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Swim Little Fish Swim “Think of what life would be like if your artist spouse was so involved in their passion that he or she dropped food coloring in your child’s milk to create an rainbow or brought every street artist he or she met outside to dinner.”
  • Citizen Jane film review: The Mix Tape At The Mix Tape short movie showing, this mix tape principle was utilized in full force—cinema style.
  • Citizen Jane film review: The New Black The film’s most astounding feature is its ability to educate, providing historical exposition on the black LGBTQ community and same-sex marriage and uses an array of voices to explain the intricacies of these issues today.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Towheads In the dictionary, the definition of towhead is “a person with very blond hair.” We can’t deny that Shannon Plumb has a bright blond hair. However, it’s not hairstyles that Plumb’s debut feature “Towheads” is talking about.
  • Citizen Jane film review: Wherever You Go This film explores gender and religious differences in modern Israel by following two women who come together from different religious backgrounds in order to deal with issues they have with each of their families.
  • Citizen Jane film reviews: Kinetoscopes For the second year, Citizen Jane shows short films on kinetoscopes, which are like photo booths that screen short films. The three films that they are playing this year are Prom Night, The Adventures of Chris Bosh in the Multiverse and The Event.
  • Citizen Jane Journalism Films Round-up Vox previews four investigative journalism documentaries, all covering different issues in politics, coming to the Citizen Jane Film Festival this weekend.
  • Citizen Jane review: Emerging Voices Despite their brevity, these shorts were fertile in imagination.
  • David Bowie’s new album The Next Day calls to mind the parodies of YouTubers past Take some time to enjoy Voxtalk’s salute to androgynous mastermind David Bowie. And what better way to show our respect than by cataloging the most entertaining and or unsettling Bowie parodies on the web.
  • Decadent Desserts of Columbia: Addison’s Addison’s Phyllo Brownie is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings and fill up your stomach quickly.
  • Guide to fad diets If you’re looking for a way to shed those unwanted pounds quickly, please consult a doctor before doing so. These diet plans are more questionable than certified.
  • Josh Groban’s album All That Echoes signals an edgier sound to come With darker melodies and snazzy snares featured on his new album All That Echoes, is Josh Groban tiptoeing on an alt-rock route?
  • Movie review: Benda Bilili! When the two French filmmakers Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye first saw a group of paraplegics passionately playing and singing in the streets of Congo, they didn’t know the life-changing journey they were about to embark on. Five years later they are ready to tell their story, and the Missouri Theatre was ...
  • Movie review: Blood in the Mobile Cell phones are undoubtedly today’s primary means of technological communication, but they serve another, less acknowledged function too: funding the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They’ve become so engrained into daily life that they’re hardly given a second thought, but not for Frank Poulsen, director of Blood in the Mobile. Poulsen scrupulously explores ...
  • Movie review: Fake It So Real Director Robert Greene likes to keep it in the family. He made his True/False debut last year with Kati with an I, a film starring his half-sister. This year he’s back with a documentary that features his cousin, who is one of the independent wrestlers followed in this never-before-screened film. Fake It So Real tracks ...
  • Movie review: Foreign Parts If a junkyard could talk, it would have a few thousand stories to share. Haven’t heard that one yet, have you? In the film Foreign Parts the pothole-ridden streets of Willets Point, NY are filled with a vibrant, impoverished community and brilliantly shows how this group of people survive in the shadow of the big ...
  • Movie review: Habana Muda This is not your typical director-grills-the-subject kind of documentary, and don’t expect to have the characters all figured out after watching Eric Brach’s Habana Muda. Brach, a self-proclaimed true documentary filmmaker, chose to leave the story of a contorted love triangle ambiguous to even the most insightful.
  • Movie Review: Pruitt-Igoe Myth Pruitt-Igoe was as an architectural icon to St. Louis residents, but after an incredible amount of archival research was completed, Chad Freidrichs, director of Pruitt-Igoe Myth, soon found out it was much more than modern urban housing — a pool of residents’ deeply personal and emotional memories.
  • Movie review: Subway Preacher Dennis Ho’s Subway Preacher follows Brian, a devout born-again Christian, and his ministry. His beliefs are deep and unwavering, even in the face of hypocrisy and unbelievers. Broke and living with his brother because he quit his job to minister 24/7, he and his wife Rose are struggling to keep their relationship together. The story ...
  • Movie review: The Arbor Director Clio Barnard delivers a powerful film with her unique and innovative depiction of the young playwright Andrea Dunbar and the tumultuous relationship she shared with her daughter Lorraine. In the documentary The Arbor, Barnard unveils the story of two broken lives. Portrayed as a narrative, actors lip-synch to previously recorded interviews as the movie ...
  • Movie review: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear Newbie filmmaker Tinatin Gurchiani focuses on the lives of Georgian teens and 20-somethings, which isn’t always picturesque but is definitely intriguing.
  • Movie review: Twenty Feet From Stardom Backup singing often seems like a thankless job, but director Morgan Neville shows the heroism in standing a few feet behind the limelight.
  • Movie review: Zielinski After being exiled from their home state, only a handful people would have the willpower to continue fighting for personal beliefs. John Zielinski is one of them. Considered to be Iowa’s most blacklisted author, Zielinski depicts the story of one man who lets nothing hinder his investigation of what he perceives to be a conspiracy ...
  • New music by No Doubt and Green Day Oldies but goodies. No Doubt and Green Day are still alive and kicking, but what does that mean for their new music?

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