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The Decade Decathlon: 2017

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. With 2016 relegated to the year that no one rememb...

 
 
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Taika Waititi's satire Jojo Rabbit skewers the Nazis

Taika Waititi has really taken the cinematic world by storm these past few years. What We Do in the Shadows was a breakout hit (that spawned a TV series--also a hit), followed by the Sam Neilltastic Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Then it's off...

 
 
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Review: Woman Walks Ahead

Families displaced, land stolen, women without a voice - sound familiar? Well, it’s all here in the subject matter of Woman Walks Ahead, Susanna White’s stately, based-on-real-life Western that aims to champion underrepresente...

 
 
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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Movies have long been a means by which the stories of generations have been told. Taxi Driver showed the world just what the horrors of war and a crime-riddled town will do to the soul of man. Dr. Strangelove took the looming threat of nucl...

 
 
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Review: Laggies

I'm at a point in my life where I have absolutely no idea what to do next. I graduated from college two years ago and, even with all I think I've accomplished over that time, I sometimes feel like I'm walking in circles. Like I'm a turtle s...

 
 
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Trailer: The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back is going to be a quiet hit that picks up as the year goes on. It's a coming of age film (written by Nat Faxon and Jim Nash (who cameos in the trailer)), starring Liam James as a kid who grows up after his mom gets a new b...

 
 
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Review: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths, written and directed by In Bruges's Martin McDonagh, features a character named Martin (Colin Farrell) who is a screenwriter working on a script for a film called...Seven Psychopaths. Now, before the idea of one of t...

 
 
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Carell, Collette reunite for The Way, Way Back

Groundlings writing duo Jim Rash (best known as Community's sexually puzzling dean) and Nat Faxon became surprising Academy Award winners when The Descendants took Best Adapted Screenplay earlier this year. The pair is set to make their dir...

 
 
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Seven Psychopaths gains a Woody, puts on Waits

Not much is known about Seven Psychopaths, although the cast being put together by writer/director Martin McDonagh (best known for In Bruges) makes it immediately worth paying attention to. Mickey Rourke might have jumped ship, but Colin Fa...

 
 




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Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"