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‘Disaster Artist’ doesn’t understand life, does it

4/10 The Disaster Artist awkwardly begins with a bunch of director/star James Franco’s friends talking about how much they love The Room. Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott notes that even though The Room is an awful film, it’s widely … 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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‘Happy Death Day’ is fine

5/10 For the first Oct. 13 that falls on a Friday in 11 years, Universal and Blumhouse Studios bring us Happy Death Day, a mashup of Groundhog Day and a standard slasher film. It’s expected to take no. 1 at … 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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Election week arthouse binge part 3: American Honey

American Honey is a vibrant mashup of a coming-of-age road movie and a smut film, blending shock value with a unique emotional experience. The film follows Star (Sasha Lane), a late teenager in a bad situation. She happens across a traveling magazine … Continue reading

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