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‘Fifty Shades’ series peters out

2/10 So this is where Harry Potter ended up. It’s kind of astonishing to think about it in those terms, but when you take everything else about the past 20 years into account, doesn’t that seem right? With the series … Continue reading

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ isn’t even good for a laugh

1/10 Listen Spanking isn’t kinky. It’s not even sexually explicit, it mostly exists in the context of corporal punishment. These movies are about this supposedly hardcore relationship that climaxes out at spanking and I just Fifty Shades Darker picks up … Continue reading

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The most important female characters of 2015

Something that escaped mention in the previous year-end post is that 2015 was also a fantastic year for women in film, filled with strong characters and stronger economic motivations to serve a female audience. Given that I completely forgot about it … Continue reading

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The most important movies of 2015

Annual top 10 lists are stupid, lame and wrong. They’re easy to write, boring to read and represent everything wrong with modern film criticism. At this site, we aspire to track the progress of movies over time, so instead of … Continue reading

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Black Mass’ fiction less interesting than reality

Black Mass is one of those frustrating biopic movies that makes a big deal out of how it’s based on a true story but doesn’t really tell the true story on which it is based. It doesn’t tell a story at … Continue reading

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