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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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‘Little Women’ charming, too difficult to follow

4/10 Louisa May Alcott’s original novel “Little Women” was published in two volumes in 1868 and ’69 straddling a three-year in-narrative timeskip, then published as a single volume in 1880. In this, the seventh film adaptation of the material, writer/director … Continue reading

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‘Queen and Slim’ a haunting story of black love, identity

9/10 Queen and Slim is highly topical, but so powerful that it rises above its tight ties to its moment in time. In Queen and Slim, a pair of relative strangers driving home from a Tinder date (Jodie Turner-Smith and … Continue reading

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‘21 Bridges’ deftly navigates tightrope of action, social pitfalls

8/10 Is 21 Bridges exploitative? Is it cop-friendly propaganda? It’s a damn good action movie, is what it is. In 21 Bridges, two hired assassins, Michael Trujillo and Ray Jackson (Stephan James and Taylor Kitsch), kill eight NYPD officers in … Continue reading

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