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‘Eighth Grade’ Rules Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

“Eighth Grade” is already scoring high marks. The feature debut from writer-director Bo Burnham launched this weekend with $ 255,000. Its debut was especially noteworthy given the film opened in just four theaters, translating to a per-screen-average of $ 63,071.  That was enough to top the record previously held by Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs.” Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film, ...

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Indie Focus: Transformations in 'Sorry to Bother You,' 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' and 'Whitney'

Reviewing the film for The Times, Justin Chang wrote, “The Disney-Marvel movie cycle and its various subfranchises have always been haunted by dreams of global domination — something craved by emotionally stunted supervillains and, not to be redundant, box-office-hungry studio executives. In this bigger-is-better context, a mo… ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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Indie Focus: Renewal and rediscovery with 'First Reformed,' 'Book Club' and 'Cold Water'

Reviewing the film for The Times, Katie Walsh said, “This movie is either in your wheelhouse or it’s not, but for those looking forward to ‘Book Club,’ it delivers. For what it is — a breezy bit of Nancy Meyers-like fantasy, featuring four beloved actresses talking about sex, baby — it’s exceedingly enjoyable. But beyond its shiny surfa… ENTERTAINMENT – ...

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