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How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News
1 day 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 week 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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‘Alone We Fight’ Gets Pinned Down by Dialogue
2 weeks ago

‘Alone We Fight’ Gets Pinned Down by Dialogue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Filmmaker Justin Lee has written and directed four films released this year. None of the four are great, but collectively they show a great deal of potential.

His latest work, …
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Slate Tries, Fails, to Label ‘Gosnell’ Propaganda
3 weeks ago

Slate Tries, Fails, to Label ‘Gosnell’ Propaganda

By  •  Opinion

Slate describes the movie “Gosnell” as a “gory legal thriller about abortion.”

This description is a very clever twisting of the truth. Like the best lies it’s based in reality, …
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‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest
1 month ago

‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ Captures Family at Its Finest

By  •  Reviews, Movies

We love movies about pets, be it “Old Yeller” or “Marley & Me.”

Honestly, this is pretty weird.

The pet story is one of the few new kind of tales told …
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Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense
1 month ago

Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It usually becomes clear you’re watching an awful film well before the credits roll.

Often, it strikes you within the first few minutes. In those cases you can either embrace …
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How ‘Se7en’ Shows Slippery Nature of Memories
1 month ago

How ‘Se7en’ Shows Slippery Nature of Memories

No one truly knows what happened between Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford many years ago.

You can read my lengthy thoughts on the saga, but it’s intriguing to recall the …
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This League Puts You in the Movie Mogul’s Seat
2 months ago

This League Puts You in the Movie Mogul’s Seat

I hate Fantasy Football.

This Federalist article explains why, even if the tongue in cheek nature went over the heads of some overly serious responders. But thankfully none of my criticisms …
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Indie Western ‘Any Bullet Will Do’ Talks Too Much
2 months ago

Indie Western ‘Any Bullet Will Do’ Talks Too Much

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The Western film genre was dead for a long time in Hollywood.

Michael Cimino’s disastrous epic “Heaven’s Gate” usually gets blamed for that. But the truth is that after the …
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What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’
3 months ago

What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’

By  •  Reviews, TV

HBO’s latest single season drama, “Sharp Objects,” came to its shocking finale Sunday.

Despite some brilliant performances the series is unfortunately a narrative failure.

This is the third adaptation of …
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