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‘Suspiria’ is thoughtful, but it’s tough to watch two movies at once

6/10 Suspiria, a forgettable proto-slasher from 1977 that became a cult classic in retrospect, has been remade for 2018, and director/producer Luca Guadagnino has done something rather thoughtful with it. The original is set in West Germany – Freiburg, to … Continue reading

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You’ve probably already missed ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

8/10 I remember an era in my youth, before Marvel, before Lord of the Rings, when you could go see a movie and have it just be a movie. Any given show was expected to provide its own, complete world … Continue reading

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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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