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Once upon a film historian’s dream

7/10 I’m sure writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino enjoys Once Upon a Time in Hollywood very much. Once upon a time in Hollywood – Feb. 8, 1969 to be exact – TV cowboy Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries and fails to transition … Continue reading

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‘Vice’ wastes spectacular cast in disorganized docu-comedy

5/10 In 2015, tired of making Will Ferrell movies, Adam McKay wrote and directed The Big Short, a strange docu-comedy that aimed to explain to mass audiences how the 2008 economic collapse happened, and that movie won a ton 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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Todd Phillips wanted to make a true crime movie, but all he could manage was Hangover 4

Steven James @StevenLeeJames War Dogs, the latest from writer/director Todd Phillips, tries to be a black comedy that makes the audience emotional, a crime movie, an entertaining comedy that puts exaggerated characters into grounded situations, a political satire and an … Continue reading

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