Category Archives: White Noise

On open secrets, cover-ups and systemic denial

Late in 2015 Best Picture winner “Spotlight,” which details The Boston Globe’s 2002 Pulitzer-prize winning report on systemic pedophilia in the Catholic Church, editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton) remarks that everyone in Boston already seems to know the story, … Continue reading

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The strange, inconclusive summer of 2017

Yeah, I know Labor Day was two weeks ago, fuck off It’s been a summer of transition at the movies. Transition to what? Who knows. There are several narratives to spin based on the number of movies that were released … Continue reading

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Late-summer catch-up: ‘Detroit’

This article contains coarse language and distressing content.  *** 6/10 Both delving into the past and ripped from the headlines, Detroit explores America’s explosive racial divide. But like so much mass media that addresses these issues, it shies away at … Continue reading

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40 years of ‘Star Wars’

Forty years ago today, 20th Century Fox dropped Star Wars off into the 32 theaters they could convince to screen it. It was a Wednesday. The studio was worried the movie would be swallowed by other summer releases, so they … Continue reading

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‘Prometheus:’ five years later, still shitty

Prometheus is probably the most famously bad movie in recent memory. Well, no, there are a lot of people who would pretty condescendingly disagree with that. Maybe it’s the most often defended bad movie in recent memory? The worst good movie … Continue reading

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