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A savage, deeply cathartic ‘Marriage Story’

9/10 Writer/director/producer Noah Baumbach set out to create the universal divorce movie, and damn it all he seems to have done it.  Noah Bumbach’s Marriage Story follows the increasingly acrimonious divorce of Charlie and Nicole Barber (Adam Driver and Scarlett … Continue reading

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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert — ‘The Last Jedi’ isn’t very good

4/10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a colossal technical failure. It is a clear-cut case of “good story poorly told,” and that’s very painful because there are far more good ideas here than bad ones. Poor editing, which arises … Continue reading

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