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Break out your hipster glasses and start practicing your best contemplative stare: the fifth annual Montana Film Festival starts Oct. 3.Creators Aaron Roos and Andrew Rizzo decided last year, during the festival’s fourth year, that while they would stay on to produce the event, they would pa…

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Planets, galaxies, globular clusters and dying stars filled the ends of Blue Mountain Observatory telescopes Saturday night, Aug. 31, at a stargazing event put on by students in the University of Montana physics and astronomy department 

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Before you invite a cute STEM dork to a movie date, check how hot their nerd radar runs. If they study cognitive neuroscience, they might be interested in “The Creative Brain.” It explores the creative processes in our brains and how you can access them.David Eagleman is an author and neuros…

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On Friday night, I walked into the Roxy to see “The Aftermath” and left thanking myself that I was alone because I needed space to process (and cry) after such an intense film.“The Aftermath” begins with Rachel Morgan’s (played by Keira Knightley) arrival in post-World War II Germany in 1946…

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“The Silence” appears to be another example of Netflix remaking hits produced by other companies. And how did they do it? Well, quite poorly. “A Quiet Place” is the major touchstone for this movie, so strap in for a bumpy ride. Plot holes are everywhere.

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Once a year, it is widely suggested that the devil’s lettuce, kush, weed, whatever you want to call it, maybe or will probably be smoked. For those who become rather introverted and prefer to revert back to their room and snuggle up with a blanket and a movie, here is your 4/20 movie guide. …

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Hitler died in 1945, but what if he died earlier? That’s one of the concepts the new anthology series “Love, Death & Robots” explores. This Netflix series is pretty straightforward. There are 18 episodes, and they last anywhere from 6 to 17 minutes. Every episode involves either love, de…

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Rarely does a show manage to tackle deeply entrenched issues with a vigor that redefines the conversation. “Shrill,” a Hulu series adapted from Lindy West’s memoir of the same name, does just that. The six-part comedy follows Annie (Aidy Bryant) as she navigates her way through a man-child b…

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The Roxy has always been the best place in Missoula for people to watch “films,” but since September the theater has also been the only place in Montana to go and regularly watch literal films, as in beautiful, grainy, exposed-on-celluloid, 35mm analog reels. After holding special screenings…

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We all knew that Michael Jackson was a predator. We also knew that R. Kelly was a predator. Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump  and a slew of others who have recently been “canceled” are people we already knew attacked and abused women and young children. 

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