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Checking in on Netflix’ big ‘every week’ originals push

3/10 The Adam Project is the intersection of ongoing commercial efforts from Ryan Reynolds to stay in the Deadpool character he likes so much and from Netflix to assert their ability to draw Hollywood talent. Those aren’t real reasons to … Continue reading

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Netflix’ crown jewel ‘Power of the Dog’ shines

9/10 The Power of the Dog came onto my radar around its November 2021 release as “the toxic masculinity movie,” which was an immediate turn-off because I have a lot of difficulty with that term. It’s a very specific condition … Continue reading

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Performance anxiety and real-world rage of Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’

Perusing year-end Netflix originals, I get a nagging, grim itch to revisit “Inside,” the comedy special that released to rapturous praise last May. I’d started some fights about it around the time of its release because I found it to … Continue reading

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Hollywood: Back to normal?

Is Hollywood back to normal? Well, nothing is ever really going back to normal. We’ve all experienced almost two full years of life since the first lockdowns in the U.S. It’s impossible to just snap back to a pre-pandemic world … Continue reading

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Refined ‘Passing’ rips open awards season with unique look, complex story

9/10 Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is here in Passing, and it’s a doozy. Harlem, 1920s- Reenie Redfield (Tessa Thompson), a black woman nervously passing in a white part of town, runs into her childhood friend, Clare Bellew (Ruth Negga). Bellew, … Continue reading

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