Tag Archives: The Report

Revisiting ‘Contagion’ in the age of coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic quietly spreads through the U.S. and the country very loudly grinds to a halt, movie theaters are one of many businesses that are shutting their doors. Amid news of delayed releases and entire theater chains closing, … Continue reading

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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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Horrifying ‘Torture Report’ brings evil to life

6/10 I wonder if this will finally get Ellen to dump George.  The Torture Report chronicles Daniel J. Jones’ (Adam Driver) investigation into the U.S.’ torture of enemy combatants after the Sept. 11 attacks. A congressional aid for California Senator … Continue reading

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‘Dark Waters’ wants to be the next ‘Spotlight,’ but this ain’t it

3/10 Dark Waters is by no means a bad movie, but it isn’t good, and it seems to know and be weirdly self-conscious about that. Dark Waters, based on the New York Times Magazine Article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s … Continue reading

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