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Once upon a film historian’s dream

7/10 I’m sure writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino enjoys Once Upon a Time in Hollywood very much. Once upon a time in Hollywood – Feb. 8, 1969 to be exact – TV cowboy Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries and fails to transition … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Finding Dory takes several animated film records, Hollywood mourns Anton Yelchin

As expected, Finding Dory took over the record for opening weekend for an animated movie with $135 million. The other newcomer, Central Intelligence, got off to a modest $35.5 million and is looking at a domestic run of more than $100 million. None of … Continue reading

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2016 Academy Awards fallout

#Oscarssowhite dominates the ceremony The Academy Awards are normally awful, but this year, they traded in the usual tedium for a three-hour apology for #oscarssowhite that managed to cast a pall over the entire ceremony. It’s easy to see why … Continue reading

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Audacious production sunk by poor writing, editing decisions

And for his followup to last year’s Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and should-have-been Best Actor winner, the astounding Birdman, acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu takes his crew to the northern edges of the world in the Western Canadian wilds to … Continue reading

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The Big Short too directly inspired

Hey, remember 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street? Want to watch a shorter, lower-quality version? Well, have I got a movie for you! The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’ 2010 non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, is about the investors who predicted … Continue reading

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