Category Archives: White Noise

The most important movies of 2017

Top 10 lists are stupid and dumb and boring to write and boring to read. At Reel Entropy, we know better, so we do better — instead of talking about the best movies of the year, we’re going to bring … Continue reading

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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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