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‘The Favourite,’ and with good reason

9/10 The Favourite is at once a fearsome period drama and a no-holds-barred, pitch-black  comedy about power, sex and sass. It queers a fascinating historical power struggle and brings it perfectly into the Trump era. In 1708 during the War of … Continue reading

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The Open Bar Review – Moonlight

In which Paul and I discuss the 2016 Best Picture winner, La La Land Moonlight. 

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On La La Land and fascist propaganda

As La La Land danced through theaters the past few months to the tune of $137.5 million domestic, a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations and a Best Picture victory that’s been presumed to be in the bag for months now, … Continue reading

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‘Manchester’ bathes in critical acclaim despite being entirely unremarkable

Manchester by the Sea is sitting at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to garner several Academy Awards nominations. It’s not a bad movie, but it certainly doesn’t deserve that level of recognition. The film follows Lee Chandler … 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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