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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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‘Live by Night’ is a joke, right?

After three weeks in a four-theater limited release intended to generate excitement but only achieving a tepid indifference, it’s finally going wide! Ben Affleck’s latest vanity picture, Oscar… maybe a pity nomination? Live by Night! Here’s the thing about the … Continue reading

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Did Nate Parker really rape that woman, and how much does it matter to you?

Editor’s note — this subject matter calls for some form of coping mechanism. Mine is flippancy and course language. I’m fucking serious. If you continue to read this, it’ll ruin your night. Graphic content warning. *** The U.S. as a culture, from … Continue reading

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