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The most important movies of 2019

Annual top 10 lists are dumb and arbitrary and I hate them, even as I’ve started doing them. We can do better here. Instead of a static list of 10 favorites, 10 peanuts with which to pack the year away … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing, don’t even finish this review, and go see ‘Parasite’

10/10 2019 Palm d’Or winner Parasite screams into American theaters as a decent choice for film of the decade. Advertising has been meticulously kept free of plot details, to the point that even the premise is a bit of a … Continue reading

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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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Still not mad, just disappointed

Hope it’ll be good? Know it’ll be bad? Just interested to see the cinematic interpretations of the diverse cast of characters? Whatever you’re expecting from Suicide Squad, it doesn’t deliver. Suicide Squad takes place after the death of Superman in March’s Batman v Superman: … Continue reading

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