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Nostalgia dial revs, roars to ’90 in ‘The Batman’ trailer

If there is one unequivocally good thing about 2020, it’s that 1990 is now exactly 30 years ago. Because mass media nostalgia famously operates in 30 year cycles – roughly, it’s more complicated than that – that means it’s ‘90s … Continue reading

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40-minute tantrum takes 90 minutes in ‘Unhinged’

3/10 And we’re back. In New Orleans, where only two bridges service the mighty river that bisects the metro area, Rachel Hunter (Caren Pistorius) honks her horn at a grey Super Duty stopped in front of a green light. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Reely understanding the ‘Suspiria’ remake

The 2018 Suspiria remake is a daunting masterpiece of queer and anti-fascist cinema that demands to be understood on its own terms. I’ve ‘splained this movie enough times during quarantine, or tried to, that I think it’s time to put … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘Uncut Gems’ eight months later

I’ve been revisiting a lot of recently streaming favorites in quarantine, and I wanted to take a few minutes to write about a movie that I don’t think I gave its due on initial examination. Uncut Gems is a frustrating … Continue reading

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Stewart flubs highly resistible new comedy

3/10 In early 2020, a nightmare virus – highly contagious for up to two weeks before symptoms start to show and triggering an agonizing, potentially deadly pneumonia in a significant percentage of its victims – made its way to the … Continue reading

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