Category: Features
Olivia Colman Is Heartbreaking In Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light [Review]
Olivia Colman Is Heartbreaking In Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light [Review]

TELLURIDE – When has Olivia Colman ever been bad in anything? Think about it for a moment. Can you remember any performance of hers where you reacted with an “Eh, she was fine”? The answer is you have to do…

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Peyton Reed’s Down with Love Celebrates and Criticizes the Rom-Com
Peyton Reed’s Down with Love Celebrates and Criticizes the Rom-Com

Well before Peyton Reed began making Ant-Man movies, he subverted the modern rom-com with his lesser-discussed 2003 film Down with Love. While many are familiar with Reed's knack for subversion within the MCU's Ant-Man branch, followers of the director know…

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Why It’s Better Than You Remember
Why It’s Better Than You Remember

Directed by Shane Black, 2013’s Iron Man 3 marks Robert Downey Jr.’s last solo movie as Iron Man, though he would have many more appearances throughout the MCU franchise. The movie sees Tony dealing with the aftermath of the attack…

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Mia Goth Totally Kills It In Ti West’s ‘X’ Origin Story [Venice]
Mia Goth Totally Kills It In Ti West’s ‘X’ Origin Story [Venice]

The greatest strength of Ti West’s “X,” the very A24 vibes ‘n all sex-slasher which premiered to tepid acclaim at South By Southwest earlier this year, was never its reverence for “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” nor its lurid ‘70s…

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’- Film Review: Spectacle And Emotion Align
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’- Film Review: Spectacle And Emotion Align

James Cameron has long been one of modern cinema’s true visionaries. As a filmmaker, he takes time between projects, waiting until the technology catches up to his lofty and brilliantly grandiose ideas. This time, it has been a 13-year stretch.…

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Best Chris Farley Movies, From Coneheads to Wayne’s World 2
Best Chris Farley Movies, From Coneheads to Wayne’s World 2

It’s hard to believe, but Chris Farley will have been gone for 25 years come this December. Even though he is no longer with us, he is still as popular as ever, loved by fans who knew his work when…

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The Tales of Female Fury
The Tales of Female Fury

Female rage is all the rage, it seems, with films increasingly rejecting portrayals of “good”, demure women for those of unapologetically vindictive ones. At times the portrayals of these femme fatales come from the radicalization of once reticent and obedient…

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Paul Schrader Builds A Fitting Ending To His Plagued Man Trilogy [Venice]
Paul Schrader Builds A Fitting Ending To His Plagued Man Trilogy [Venice]

A man scribbles in his diary. The pages are visible by dim light, the wooden table nondescript. He takes his whisky neat and keeps his hair trimmed to military precision. On the paper, words he is unable to share, a…

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The Way of Water’s Environmentalism Is Blatant & Necessary
The Way of Water’s Environmentalism Is Blatant & Necessary

Editor's Note: The following contains Avatar: The Way of Water spoilers. While the first Avatar generated an unprecedented global box office total, earned rave reviews, and was nominated for several Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director for James…

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Why Westworld’s Removal From HBO Max Has Some Startling Implications
Why Westworld’s Removal From HBO Max Has Some Startling Implications

To say that the Warner Bros. Discovery merger has been controversial would be an understatement. Shortly after the two entities completed their merger in the spring of 2022, the new leadership of the combined company, David Zaslav, emphasized the importance…

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Jessie Buckley Leads A Stellar Cast In Sarah Polley’s Tense Drama [Review]
Jessie Buckley Leads A Stellar Cast In Sarah Polley’s Tense Drama [Review]

TELLURIDE – The events at a secluded Mennonite colony in Bolivia during the late ‘00s spurred headlines around the world. Men from the extremely conservative religious group had raped multiple women in their community while they slept. They got away…

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How Big Will Avatar: The Way of the Water Be?
How Big Will Avatar: The Way of the Water Be?

It’s been 84 years, but Avatar: The Way of Water… is here? Might need to buy a ticket to be sure. Besides, theatres are in dire straits, and The Way of Water may be the Hail Mary pass to put…

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