Us: A Spoiler-Lite Review

Wow, this is turning out to be sort of difficult to write about. Going in to watch Us, it’s inevitable to try compare it to the layering and metaphors found in Get Out, either immediately upon completing the film or even while watching. I am guilty of trying to break…

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And the Oscar Goes to… Gatekeeping?

Steven Spielberg, as the Academy Governor representing directors, has taken the stance that streaming companies like Netflix should only be able to compete for Emmy’s (as television features) and not Academy Awards. A little strange considering his most recent feature was Ready Player One, a messy amalgam of pop-culture references…

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Oscar Snubs: 2018 Edition

So the Oscar Nominations are out and they are… well, pretty dull this year. We basically have the same 10 movies plastered over every category with little variation. While some of the movies are deserving delights (I’m thinking of my favorite, The Favorite), there are also more than a fair…

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Growing Up Isn’t Easy

This year at NYCC, I attended a panel called Pop Culture Witches.  It covered specific magical/witch characters throughout movies, TV, comics, books, etc. and the panelists were a delightful group of people who have either created these witches, are in the process of creating new ones, or themselves identify as…

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Eighth Grade

Today (8/6/18) there will be free screenings of this movie with no enforcement of ratings! Get your tweens and teens to see this Rated R movie. This Wednesday night. No ratings enforced. If you’ve been through 8th grade, eighth grade is for you. This is not just adult content. This is…

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Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You is one of the strangest movies I’ve seen in a long time. And I expected it to be strange from the trailers. It’s also one of the most impressive. Visually the trailers seem to advertise a “black Michel Gondry” (and in fact, there’s one “blink and…

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Oscars 2018: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread Originally this was going to be another double feature entitled Two World War Twos wherein I would review Darkest Hour and Dunkirk. I’ll be honest, I’m somewhat burnt out on World War II (#askaJew) and wasn’t particularly looking forward to two dour features to slog through on the subject. I had…

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