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On the Basis of Sex

January 9, 2019

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Not every film needs to be a piece of art to make its point. And, while Mimi Leder’s biopic is no piece of art, it does remind us that, even before she became a cultural phenomenon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a national treasure.

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Vice

December 17, 2018

Vice

Adam McKay is angry. And his firey look back at Dick Cheney makes sure you’re angry, too.

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies of 2018

December 10, 2018

Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies of 2018

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If Beale Street Could Talk.

December 1, 2018

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Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel is so beautiful it hurts.

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Roma

November 20, 2018

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Like any art at its greatest, Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical drama lets us see things we have seen before in a way we may never have seen them before.

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The Favourite

November 20, 2018

The Favourite

As compelling as it is to watch, this film is also a reminder that sometimes you can respect the hell out of something and still be miserable as hell watching it.

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Green Book

November 16, 2018

Green Book

This crowd pleaser may be just the movie we need right now.

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Widows

November 13, 2018

Widows

A nifty, nimble marriage of prestige and pulp, this one packs a whole lot into a highly entertaining package.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

November 8, 2018

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This Western, told in six very different chapters, feels like a mirror reflecting the Coen Brothers’ filmography. Uncompromising, wildly funny, morally definitive and often deeply moving, not all of it works. But when it does, watch out. At its best, this one will take your breath away.

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Bohemian Rhapsody.

October 23, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

If, indeed, the intent of this bio-pic is to chronicle the events that led to Queen and Freddie Mercury’s legendary performance at Live Aid, well, I guess the goal has been met. The movie, as it is, is fine. But it could have been so much more.

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