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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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Aspiring franchise-starter ‘Mile 22’ trips at the starting line

2/10 Mile 22 is from director/producer Peter Berg and star/producer Mark Wahlberg, the creative team that has dedicated itself recently to hyper-jingoistic movies like Lone Survivor and Patriots Day, and they aren’t all that bad. Deepwater Horizon in particular is … Continue reading

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The most important movies of 2017

Top 10 lists are stupid and dumb and boring to write and boring to read. At Reel Entropy, we know better, so we do better — instead of talking about the best movies of the year, we’re going to bring … Continue reading

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ an unexpected delight

8/10 Battle of the Sexes is one of those wonderful biopics that concerns much more than the events it depicts. On the surface, the film chronicles the lives of Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), a tennis star in her prime, … Continue reading

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