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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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‘BlacKkKlansman’ too focused on its fiction

5/10 BlacKkKlansman opens on footage from Gone with the Wind, a famous crane shot of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) tending to wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Atlanta. It then cuts to an extended scene of Dr. Kennebrow Beauregard … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert — ‘The Last Jedi’ isn’t very good

4/10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a colossal technical failure. It is a clear-cut case of “good story poorly told,” and that’s very painful because there are far more good ideas here than bad ones. Poor editing, which arises … Continue reading

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Late-summer catch-up: ‘Logan Lucky’

8/10 Director Steven Soderbergh returns from his brief retirement entirely on his terms, making a film he had complete control over, for better or worse. Logan Lucky drags at times, but is far more often a side-splitting redneck romp that … Continue reading

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The Open Bar Review – Silence

In which Paul and I analyze Andrew Garfield’s character and the ethical implications of Silence.

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