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‘Darkest Hour’ an outdated, uninspired snooze

3/10 Set in World War II and marketed on the strength of a respected star with an empty mantel, Darkest Hour is exactly the kind of movie that’s going extinct as the Academy focuses more on social justice and diversity … 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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The demons were inside us all along

Christina Ulsh @Stina_Ulsh Amidst blood and glitter, The Neon Demon is a visually striking tale of vanity and jealous rage. Jesse (Elle Fanning), a 16-year-old orphan, becomes part of the Los Angeles modeling scene after photographer Dean (Karl Glusman) discovers … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Conjuring soars, Warcraft disappoints domestically but smashes records in China

While Hollywood’s sequel culture is under intense scrutiny, The Conjuring 2 did fantastic this weekend, opening at no. 1 with $40.4 million. Really the bigger story is Warcraft. After 10 years in Development Hell, the movie based on one of the most popular video … Continue reading

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The Witch trades in thrills to deliver unbelievable chills

No, it’s not the scariest movie ever made. It may, however, be the scariest movie ever made entirely about boobs. Set in the 1600s a few decades before the Salem Witch Trials, The Witch follows a Puritan family banished from their plantation over … Continue reading

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