Lavine is Features Editor for the Duluth News Tribune. Before moving to Duluth, she worked as Features Editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, where she helped launch their features section.
She loves movies, dogs, Twin Ports restaurant recommendations and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples. She's also jazzed to be at the DNT.
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"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh Director/screenwriter: Ana Lily Amirpour Time: 1:40 Rating: NR (minimal language, some adult themes and violence) Available: Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix Instant, VUDU "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" is a twist on the boy-meets-girl story — and the girl's a vampire. It's writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature-length film, and whatta debut. The Girl (Sheila Vand) stalks and preys upon pimps, junkies and hookers.
Through interviews with phone sex operators and suicide prevention volunteers, “Hotline” documents how call responders cope, what they gain and the comfort of anonymity. “Our goal is really to make sure that we’re providing a connection and support to people who are feeling extremely isolated,” says Brad Becker, executive director of GLBT National Hotline. “Many of our calls are from conservative parts of the country — deep south, the Midwest — where people often don’t feel comfortable or safe talking to their friends or family.”
"Upstream Color" is a sci-fi, social-commentary, love story from Shane Carruth, writer/director of 2004's indie, mind-bender "Primer." And like his first film, "Upstream Color" weaves a story that's impossible to anticipate.
“Breastmilk” follows women of different ethnicities, economical means and ages as they navigate breastfeeding with interviews from authors, doctors and experts. “Maybe I should be more afraid of the childbirth at this point, but I think I’m a little bit more nervous about how this breastfeeding is going to go,” says Barbara, who’s seven months pregnant at the start of this film. “Breastmilk” looks at the process before the child is born and some of the prep.
"The Babadook" Starring: Essie Smith, Noah Wiseman Director/screenwriter: Jennifer Kent Time: 1:34 Rating: UR (very minimal swearing, sexual imagery, very mild violence and gore_ Available: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix Instant In "The Babadook," Amelia's son Samuel wakes her in the middle of the night. He had "the dream again." She checks under his bed, in the closet, and when the coast is clear, she lulls him to sleep with children's book. When Sam's asleep, Amelia (Essie Smith) moves his limbs off of her with a vacant stare as she slides to the edge of the bed.
"Atari: Game Over" Starring: Howard Warshaw, Zak Penn, Nolan Bushnell Writer/director: Zak Penn Time: 1:06 Rating: NR (minimal swearing, drug mentions, no sexual content) Available: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix Instant Documentary "Atari: Game Over" taps into the rise and fall of the first successful gaming console. Gamers and experts attribute its demise to a game that tanked: E.T. "It's been described as the worst game of all time," says a TV reporter, among footage of gamers ripping it for what it is. To those who never played it: "One of the major design flaws is that E.T.
In “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” Henry shares his hate list: “dog crap, car alarms, indecipherable car signs, double baby strollers … the Knicks and god.” A cabbie hits his...
In a crowded restaurant, Conor says to Eleanor: "Would you still love me if I can't pay for dinner?" They make a break for it, and land in a "Twilight"-esque meadow except it's Central Park and it's night time. "There's only one heart in this body," Conor says.
"Rich Hill" follows three adolescent boys in small-town Missouri. Andrew is a 15-year-old nomad, his family often landing back in Rich Hill.
In "Housebound," an ATM break-in goes awry, and Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is sentenced to seven months on house arrest at her parents' home after a long history of thieving and drugging.