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A24 as genre in ‘Lamb’

3/10 As movies continue to centralize and series entries become more uniform, A24 studios, which still feels like an upstart studio after nine years in operation, has been a haven for weirder films. But as the distributor has become more … Continue reading

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Dreamy ‘In the Earth’ kicks off the era of COVID reaction films

7/10 In the Earth is meant to be a better class of COVID-19 era horror, and it’s all right. It certainly has the pandemic on its mind, at least. In the throes of a global pandemic, park ranger Alma (Ellora … Continue reading

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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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The bubble bursts- on Moviepass and the rise of monopoly-class movies

When I started doing these Labor Day summer wrapups five years ago, what I identified — and what plenty of other people identified — was a crashing bubble at the domestic box office, and after a rebound year in 2018, … Continue reading

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Low-rent ‘Crawl’ doesn’t live up to spectacular story

6/10 Despite a ton of talent behind and in front of the camera, Crawl ends up not being worthy of its wonderful story. As a category five hurricane prepares to march straight up the middle of Florida, University of Florida … Continue reading

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