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Stop what you’re doing and go see ‘Annihilation’

10/10 Annihilation is a soaring triumph of science-fiction adventure. It is jaw-clenching, deliriously beautiful and overwhelmingly weird. Ex-military cellular biology teacher Lena (Natalie Portman) is in mourning for her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who has been away for a full … Continue reading

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‘Jackie’ an intimate winner

I’ve got an instinct to dismiss late-year biopics as Oscarbate, but Jackie is something more. In 1963, Theodore H. White (Billy Crudup) interviews Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) in her Massachusetts estate for the now-famous article comparing her husband’s administration to … Continue reading

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Experimental Terrence Malick trilogy ends with a bang

“Oh, you think Affleck is playing ‘Sad Batman?‘ I’ll show you Sad Batman” — Christian Bale, probably. The past few years, film legend Terrence Malick has been turning out a semi-autobiographical trilogy of experimental films, starting with Tree of Life in 2011 and To the … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Marty McFly endorses Reel Entropy

In case you haven’t heard enough about Back to the Future, here’s the story of the franchise from the people who put it together- Empire With many hoping for a Sanders vs. Trump election so they can make Doc Brown vs. Biff … Continue reading

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