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Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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‘Mank’ a decent Welles impression at the expense of a Fincher movie

7/10 Mank is a fine film and certainly more than you could expect from a typical Oscar-season offering, but something’s missing. March 1940, Victorville, California- Outcast Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. “Mank” Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), confined to his bed with a … Continue reading

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Nostalgia dial revs, roars to ’90 in ‘The Batman’ trailer

If there is one unequivocally good thing about 2020, it’s that 1990 is now exactly 30 years ago. Because mass media nostalgia famously operates in 30 year cycles – roughly, it’s more complicated than that – that means it’s ‘90s … Continue reading

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‘Toy Story’ came out when I was 3 years old and the world is a very strange place

8/10 Toy Story 4 was Man, I don’t fucking know anymore. What do people want from movies these days? We’re obviously living in the Golden Age of Television, and there’s a lot of uncertainty right now over the future of … Continue reading

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Sony is a terrible company that makes bad decisions: a ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ story

2/10 In 2011, Sony released its English-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, and it was a huge success. It pulled in $232.6 million worldwide for the … Continue reading

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