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‘A picture with a smile — and perhaps, a tear’

Like it or not, artists change. Though we wish to preserve them in amber, those we hold near and dear grow into individuals that...

Majestical or just majestic?

Family units are fascinating things. Some come ready-made, while others must be forged out of sheer will. That’s what Ricky (Julian Dennison) is hoping...

More free dumb!

The exhaustive brilliance of both Mad Max: Fury Road and Creed means you can’t dismiss a sequel outright just because of a decades-long gap...

These pictures of you

Hank has given up. Marooned on a deserted island in the Pacific, he has run out of food, water and reasons to live. All...

Familiar fish tale


Baby Dory is the cutest thing that has ever been recorded in the history of cinema. This is an inarguable fact. She’s 90 percent...

‘Violence motherf*ckers!’

Not every director starts a scene by yelling, “Action!” Clint Eastwood gently whispers, “When you’re ready,” while others don’t even bother calling it. Sam...

The waiting is the hardest part

My grandmother once told me the greatest pain ever felt was felt by a parent burying her own child. Nothing could feel more unnatural....

Wartcrap


To me, one scene above all other defines Warcraft, a movie as breathtakingly nonsensical as it is irresponsibly chaotic. A young, generic hero who...

Power play

Kalia Motley grew up in a world of nostalgia. Her mom was a connoisseur of vintage clothing and her dad a jazz musician. Through...

Mutant fight club

Those who only know comic books through their (somehow) still-increasingly popular cinematic adaptations don’t know the dirty secret about the source material: Most story...

Pop culture, popped

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is an all-you-can-eat buffet of comedic gluttony, serving humorous dishes to please every palate. Whatever your taste, you can...

‘Hockney’ takes a look inside the mind of a painter

I’m interested in ways of looking, and trying to think of it in simple ways,” David Hockney says. “Everybody does look, it’s a question...
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