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Spielberg’s ‘Post’ doesn’t live up to itself

7/10 The Post is much more challenging and nuanced than expected, but it ultimately falls short of its ambitions. In 1971, the New York Times drops a bombshell — according to a leaked study that would become known as the … Continue reading

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The Innocents is a reminder that movies are, first and foremost, art

Steven James @StevenLeeJames I almost didn’t watch The Innocents. That would have been very stupid of me. In December 1945, French Red Cross doctor Mathilde Beaulieu (Lou de Laâge) is taking care of Polish concentration camp survivors while she and … 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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If Oscar nominated films were presidential candidates

Ex Machina — The Ted Cruz campaign IMDB * Rotten Tomatoes * our review Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Alex Garland) and Best Visual Effects Were not made in America. Aren’t entirely sure women aren’t sadistic, artificially intelligent sex toys waiting … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Krampus surprises, awards start rolling in

As with last week, part two of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay took the crown with an unimpressive total — $18.9 million — but the real story is the surprising runner up, Krampus. The weekend’s only wide release was expected to settle for the no. 4 … Continue reading

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