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The most important films of 2016

Annual top 10 lists are boring and dumb and arbitrary and full of movies nobody’s ever heard of. A big goal of this site is to try and extrapolate the future of movies, so, instead of talking about the year’s … Continue reading

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Warren Beatty returns to the silver screen in sharp Hughes biopic

Rules Don’t Apply is a movie split in half between joy and somberness, the big-eyed dream of Hollywood and its unremarkable reality. It’s an extremely good and interesting film. Too bad no one will ever see it. Rules Don’t Apply is … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert: He was dead the whole time

One of the primary functions of movies, and art in general, is to preserve the culture from which they developed. Human philosophy has evolved rapidly over the years, and movies provide a clear record of ideologies that have fallen out … Continue reading

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Risen proves evangelical movies are here to stay

Isn’t this the movie the Coen brothers pretended to make in Hail, Caesar! two weeks ago? Risen follows Clavius (Joseph Fiennes, the very spitting image of Michael Jackson), a Roman tribune, through the story of Jesus’ Resurrection. Clavius is charged by Pontius Pilate … Continue reading

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Coen brothers find Christ, communism in new period piece

Every great filmmaker eventually makes a movie about moviemaking, and that movie is always kind of weird. The Coen brothers are kind of weird anyway, so it follows that Hail, Caesar! would be a doubly weird movie. It’s not a doubly weird movie. … Continue reading

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