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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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Stop what you’re doing, don’t even finish this review, and go see ‘Parasite’

10/10 2019 Palm d’Or winner Parasite screams into American theaters as a decent choice for film of the decade. Advertising has been meticulously kept free of plot details, to the point that even the premise is a bit of a … Continue reading

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The bubble bursts- on Moviepass and the rise of monopoly-class movies

When I started doing these Labor Day summer wrapups five years ago, what I identified — and what plenty of other people identified — was a crashing bubble at the domestic box office, and after a rebound year in 2018, … Continue reading

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‘Angel’ falls forward onto weekend crown, Disney looms over Sony

Lionsgate’s Angel has Fallen rose high above industry expectations with an opening of $21.4 million, nearly matching its 2016 predecessor London has Fallen. It’s the series’ worst opening, but the first entry to spend time at no. 1. Other new … Continue reading

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‘Us’ a triumph of genre, auteur filmmaking

9/10 Leaving the theater for the first time, the only thing I’m 100 percent sure about Us is that I need to see it again. At their vacation home in Santa Cruz, California, the Wilson family, mother Adelaide, father Gabe … Continue reading

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