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Adaptation leaps into 21st century, doesn’t bring ‘Addams Family’ with it

3/10 I didn’t really know how I felt about The Addams Family as a property going into last weekend. The Barry Sonnenfeld movies straddle my birth in 1992, causing them to have a massive cultural influence on me despite my … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, we live in a society

5/10 Joker has been the talk of film media pretty much constantly since its Venice Film Festival debut Aug. 31 where it earned an eight-minute ovation and the Golden Lion. Between critical adulation and emerging worry that the film’s release … Continue reading

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‘Ad Astra’ is the terrible, majestic, urgent space opera for our time

10/10 In space, no one can hear you scream. No one can hear you do or say anything at all, in fact. That’s because in space, there’s usually no one else there. In the near future, the United States Space … Continue reading

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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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‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ – a witness for the defense

4/10 In 2016, audiences were generally pleased and relieved to return to an Americanized version of the wizarding world, but Paul and I were dissatisfied with its length and general lack of direction. Now, the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes … Continue reading

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