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Review: Les Miserables, Episode 3

To say that I was in shock after this week's episode would be a monumental understatement. Aside from the fact that I have been completely awestruck by Dominic West’s performance throughout the first and second episodes, there ha...

 
 
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Aaron Sorkin wants a The Social Network sequel

When David Fincher's The Social Network landed Facebook was still the cream of the social media crop, growing ever bigger and just embracing its money-making promise. It was still a sordid story but the films focus was really on its cr...

 
 
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Review: On the Basis of Sex

Biopics have come a long way in the last 20 years. What used to be extreme dramatizations of a person’s life have given way to more thoughtful looks at the humanity behind powerful figures. At our very core we are all humans and while...

 
 
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Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

It's an incredibly sad reality to accept that racism is still prevalent in 2019. While we've come a long way from the 20th century and things like the "3/5ths Compromise" or "Jim Crow Laws," this nation still treats minorities with prejudic...

 
 
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Review: The Upside

As the years go on I'm actually starting to appreciate January more. Every movie gets a bit of a break during January because of lowered expectations and a universal need to stop watching depressing dramas and overblown action movies. There...

 
 
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Review: A Dog's Way Home

Greetings, humans. I am Lacey. I am the pupper of Jesse. I am here to tell you all of the new doggo movie, A Dog's Way Home. Why is Jesse not telling you of this new movie? Because my human is sleepy. He came back from the movie theater lat...

 
 
 
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Review: Vice

I always find it amusing when people criticize actors and Hollywood in general for talking about politics and when people say that actors should stay out of politics because their job is to entertain audiences, not preach to them about poli...

 
 
 
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Review: Roma

Thinking about the opening shot of Roma brings tears to my eyes. The centerpiece film at the 2018 New York Film Festival is a masterful display of Alfonso Cuaron’s craft, and how the magic of filmmaking can situate the mind in a speci...

 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 2)

While the familiar page-turning Marvel logo may grace the beginning of every Runaways episode, this Hulu original barely resembles any of the other properties of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the show supposedly inhabits. As the charac...

 
 
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Review: The Favourite

Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the quest for ...

 
 
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See Boy Erased early and free

Boy Erased looks like it's going to have a lot of people talking when it lands given both its subject matter and quality. Now you'll have the chance to talk about it first. We've got passes for an early screening of the film that you c...

 
 
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Review: Mid90s

I have very distinct memories of my 12 years attending an all-boys school in the Philadelphia suburban area and though it's a radically different scenario than what is presented in Jonah Hill's directorial debut Mid90s, I couldn't help...

 
 
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Nicole Kidman goes bad lieutenant in Destroyer trailer

Nicole Kidman isn't one to shy from darker films like last year's crippling The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but Destroyer may see her at her most transformed. She's as scorched as the desert surroundings, more than a few screws short, and on...

 
 
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Review: Wild Rose (London Film Festival)

Every now and then there comes a film that’s just what you need: something life-affirming, something with just the right balance of reality and fantasy, something with a big ol’ glug of Nashville warbling. Yep, Wild Rose had it ...

 
 
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Alias may be coming back.

When I was six, I stumbled across the very first episode for the opening of Alias, the spy show that catapulted Jennifer Gardner and JJ Abrams into our pop culture brains. It was quite unfortunate, because I saw the scene where Garner's cha...

 
 
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Review: Daredevil (Season 3)

Matt Murdock has had a hard life. Just when you think our favorite superpowered blind lawyer vigilante has totally hit rock bottom, the extraordinary situations that he gets into keeps bringing him lower and lower. Matt, a devout Catho...

 
 
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Review: Titans (Season 1)

There comes a point in one's life where they become disillusioned with the world and their surroundings, and when one's optimism and idealism become cynicism and nihilism. In Titans, that disillusionment is a constant in a wo...

 
 
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Review: Better Call Saul (Season 4)

The path to redemption is not necessarily a straight line—rather, it can be sinusoidal instead. With Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in Better Call Saul, his journey as a con-man trying to turn into a genuinely good person is full of...

 
 
 
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Review: A Star is Born

I feel like I've been availed with trailers for A Star is Born since last year. This movie has a lot going on so it needed the head start: Bradley Cooper writing, producing and directing, Lady Gaga (billed as Lady Gaga) in her fir...

 
 
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Review: Private Life

Netflix isn't messing around anymore. This awards season they are really trying to shove their success into the faces of the Academy by bringing festival darlings to their platform. The first film from Tamara Jenkins in over a decade, Priva...

 
 
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Review: Wobble Palace

This review was originally posted as part of our SXSW coverage.  Wobble Palace, as you may guess if you know director Eugene Kotlyarenko's other work, is a bit uncomfortable, a bit weird, and insanely satirical. It's almost fantastical...

 
 
 
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Review: The Children Act

There are two types of people in this world: those who read Ian McEwan, and those who do not. The first camp of people also enjoy the films of Douglas Sirk and gazing out of windows when it’s raining to think about life. The second ...

 
 
 
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Review: Billionaire Boys Club

Rarely do I get excited about a film because of the people in it, especially one's "Based on a True Story" I've never heard of. One reason I go to the movies is to forget these people are actors and get engrossed by their performances. But ...

 
 
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Alfonso Cuaron's stunning Roma gets its first trailer

Alfonso Cuaron is one of the most powerful directors working. You need to look no further than the rare 10 we gave his last movie, Gravity, to see how I feel about his work. That's why Roma, from Netflix, is probably one of the most h...

 
 
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First Trailer for Green Book is out

There have only been a handful of thoughtful dramas in 2018 so far. This genre, once home to countless Oscar-bait films, has downsized significantly in recent years as audiences change. However, Green Book's first trailer shows that, at lea...

 
 
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Chained for Life

Chained for Life wastes no time introducing its main topic. A quote crawls the screen expressing that actors have to be beautiful, because being beautiful allows them to play anything. Soon, we see our beautiful actress, Mabel (Jess Weixler...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Under the Tree

Neighbors suck. They're loud. They complain. They get in your business. They fight, bicker, air their laundry (not the sexy stuff) in front of you, and offer nothing of value to anyone's lives ever. The best kinds of neighbors are the ones ...

 
 
 
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Atlanta renewed for Season 3

Atlanta has been renewed for another season, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. On Thursday, FX ordered another season of the two-time Emmy winning show that has been making waves on cable television. Atlanta, born from the always captivat...

 
 
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Jim Carrey returns to TV in first trailer for Kidding

For the first time in over two decades, Jim Carrey will be returning to TV as a series regular in the upcoming Showtime series Kidding. It feels like it's been about as many years since I've been excited to see him in something, too. No, t...

 
 
 
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Bleeding Steel trailer has Jackie Chan fighting the Nemesis

Jackie Chan has greyed. He's gotten older, and because of that, he's dipped from the limelight. Holder of the Guinness World Record for most stunts performed by a living actor, he's more than earned his rest. But, in this time where geriat...

 
 
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Review: Atlanta Robbin' Season

Back in 2016, there were two shows on television that had my vested interest; Westworld and Atlanta. Westworld, as I’m sure you know, is about enslaved androids that look behave and feel just as humans do. It’s a science-fiction...

 
 




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Glass"Half-empty"

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly"Jiren, eat your heart out"

 

On the Basis of Sex"A blast from the past"

 

Time Freak"When at first you mess up at love, build a time machine"

 

Capernaum"An imperfect but affecting piece of realist filmmaking"

 

If Beale Street Could Talk"Trust love all the way"

 

Buffalo Boys"Shouldn't work as well as it does"

 

The Upside"Spread the schmaltz on thick"

 

A Dog's Way Home"It's January"

 

The Punisher (Season 2)"Jon Bernthal yells a lot"

 

Wayne (Season 1)"YouTube has original hit on their hands"

 

Bird Box"Come see the light"

 

Lifechanger"Skin on skin"

 

Stan & Ollie"No drama"

 

Holmes & Watson"Doesn't have a clue"

 

Vice"Spend some quality time with Dick"

 

Mary Queen of Scots"Hope everyone did their homework!"

 

Aquaman""ALRIGHT!""

 

Welcome to Marwen"Home of disjointed narratives"

 

Bumblebee"So 80s. So Awesome."

 

Mortal Engines"London calling to the faraway towns"

 

Roma"Alfonso Cuaron has made one of the best movies of the decade"

 

Runaways (Season 2)"Teenagers (and parents) with attitude "

 

Mary Poppins Returns"It's a jolly holiday with Mary"

 
 
 
 
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