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‘Isle of Dogs’ another wonderful Wes Anderson movie

8/10 Isle of Dogs, the latest from iconic #indie filmmaker Wes Anderson, does little to set itself apart from a body of work that’s starting to become a little too homogeneous — and creates unnecessary problems for itself with the … Continue reading

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On whitewashing and the death of movie stars

The Great Wall came out in American theaters last weekend, beating industry expectations with a $21.7 million take. It’s a good result of a movie that was primarily met with claims of whitewashing and racism for starring Cambridge-born Matt Damon … Continue reading

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Scorsese passion project ‘Silence’ finally hits theaters

Martin Scorsese has wanted to tell this story for more than 25 years. Silence begins with two 17th century Portuguese priests, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver) learning that their mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson), was captured by … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing and go see Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla is a monumental achievement in filmmaking. It’s a gleefully atypical disaster film. It’s an inspiring vision of the human spirit. More than anything else, though, it’s Japanese. Manmade and natural disasters On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a magnitude … Continue reading

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