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How Netflix and Fellow Streamers Made HBO Irrevelant
4 days ago

How Netflix and Fellow Streamers Made HBO Irrevelant

HBO’s cultural hegemony is in decline.

The shockingly negative reaction to “Game of Thrones’” final season is just the most vulgar sign of its faded fortunes.

The proliferation of all …
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Dern Gives Duplicitous ‘J.T. LeRoy’ a Boost
7 months ago

Dern Gives Duplicitous ‘J.T. LeRoy’ a Boost

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The recent Salisbury Review, a quarterly conservative magazine founded by Sir Roger Scruton, began this way:

“A woman who calls herself a man can have a baby, but …
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‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth
9 months ago

‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Once at a family gathering several relatives tried their best to convince me that Orson Welles had directed “The Third Man.”

I knew it wasn’t true but couldn’t for the …
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Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’
10 months ago

Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

What can be said about Michael Caine that hasn’t been said before?

The man is a treasure. One of the last true personality or je ne sais quoi actors. These …
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This ‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Means … Everything
10 months ago

This ‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Means … Everything

“Easter eggs” can blow the lid off hidden meanings, foreshadow plot twists or even offer profound insights into humanity.

For instance, if you were paying attention to a bookshelf in …
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The Fatal Flaw in Elba’s Woke #MeToo Reply
11 months ago

The Fatal Flaw in Elba’s Woke #MeToo Reply

So Idris Elba has been dragged into #MeToo debate.

Thankfully not because of anything naughty he’s done, but because apparently he’s woke or something.

Slate reported:

While some …
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Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters
12 months ago

Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters

One of the great unsung traditions of Disneyland (and Walt Disney World) is the Christmas Candlelight Processional.

The origins of this Yuletide celebration go back to the original park’s first …
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How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism
12 months ago

How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” is essentially the sequel to “Braveheart.”

Robert the Bruce is one of the main characters in Mel Gibson’s epic of Scottish freedom. But in that Oscar-winning story …
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How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News
1 year ago

How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News

By  •  Reviews, TV

Netflix’s new documentary, “ReMastered: Tricky Dick & the Man in Black,” refers to President Richard M. Nixon and Johnny Cash, respectively.

The relatively short film (about 60 minutes) recounts the …
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‘Romanoffs’ Defies Hollywood’s Kavanaugh Rage
1 year ago

‘Romanoffs’ Defies Hollywood’s Kavanaugh Rage

By  •  Reviews, TV

We’re entered a golden age for the anthology format after a very long dry spell.

The genre got fresh blood from streaming channels, especially Netflix’s sci-fi friendly series “Black Mirror.” …
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