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Unpacking the hateful version of history at the 91st Academy Awards

In 1915, Epoch Producing Co. released what is widely considered to be the first epic film, though there is some pushback against that, Birth of a Nation. In the film, after chronicling the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham … Continue reading

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Birth of a Nation a pompous, myopic waste of film

Birth of a Nation fails to effectively tell its story on several fundamental levels. It is an inept execution of a concept that was weak to begin with. The Birth of a Nation is a dramatic retelling of the Nat Turner (Nate Parker, who also … Continue reading

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Hateful Eight the most distinctly Tarantino movie yet

The Hateful Eight is a double-edged sword. Everything to like about it is also something to dislike. The film is a bottle movie, with eight — nine, including the carriage driver — strangers snowed into a lonely coffee shop a few … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: The Martian takes another crown as another weekend flops

The Martian won the weekend again as all three new releases laid eggs. The weekend’s total, $70.1 million, is the year’s lowest, though this is predictable for a Halloween weekend- Box Office Mojo Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock vehicles Burnt and Our Brand is … Continue reading

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