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Hairy Plotter


Here, in Trump’s America, the question is no longer “Why do bad things happen to good people?” but “Why do good people do bad,...

Topple the patriarchy

Sex in cinema is a complex thing. Depicting something so private, yet so routine, with taste and titillation at the same time has been...

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story

If someone asks you to name a mermaid, any mermaid, what is the first name that comes to mind? Lorelei? Madison? Ariel? Probably the...

A portrait of change, a portrait of love

Richard and Mildred Loving just wanted to be together. They loved each other and wanted to raise a family and in 1958, the two...

Hurts so good

Good science fiction makes you ask hard questions. Things like “What is the true core of human nature?” and “Do they really expect us...

A star is born

One of the many pleasures of going to the movies is the discovery of new ideas, new voices and new faces. Last weekend, that...

A couple of clowns

There is something in the air at the 39th Denver Film Festival (DFF), something musical. Be it Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling channeling the...

‘Doctor Strange’ like


A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thought occurred to me about halfway through Doctor Strange. You guys, what if Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t a very...

Tight pants and raw power

For better or for worse, rock ‘n’ roll has always been a commodity. Before there can be a movement, there must be equipment, electricity...

Infer-nah

Very early on in director Ron Howard’s ungodly inert Inferno, one of the few interesting characters throws himself off a building, striking several rooftops...

Muted meditations

I giggle, snicker and titter anytime someone opens the thesaurus piñata to describe a film like Certain Women with synonyms like “quietly modest” or “methodically...

The beast within

The beauty of cinema is that nothing is what it seems. Images are not literal explanations, but visual descriptions of an emotional experience, and...
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