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‘BlacKkKlansman’ too focused on its fiction

5/10 BlacKkKlansman opens on footage from Gone with the Wind, a famous crane shot of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) tending to wounded Confederate soldiers after the Battle of Atlanta. It then cuts to an extended scene of Dr. Kennebrow Beauregard … Continue reading

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‘Molly’s Game’ spectacular

9/10 Aaron Sorkin has been holding out on us. Molly’s Game, the revered writer’s directorial debut, is based on the life of underground poker mistress Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain, with Samantha Isler and Piper Howell playing her as a teenager … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip: ‘Madea’ wins myopic weekend

Despite scoring just 7 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween led the weekend box office with $21.2 million. Geostorm was no. 2 with a dismal $13.7 million. No other film, including the three other new releases, topped … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Blade Runner’ flops, Harvey Weinstein exposed as a sexual predator

Blade Runner 2049 won the weekend box office, but its $32.8 million intake was a fraction of the $50 million domestic the studios were expecting. That said, it should hardly surprise that a film saddled with the combined incompetence of … Continue reading

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Election week arthouse binge part 3: American Honey

American Honey is a vibrant mashup of a coming-of-age road movie and a smut film, blending shock value with a unique emotional experience. The film follows Star (Sasha Lane), a late teenager in a bad situation. She happens across a traveling magazine … Continue reading

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