Cinema

hallowquarantine

Ten films to help you celebrate Hallowquarantine

October 29, 2020 3:04 pm

Answering the door to masked strangers isn’t the novelty it used to be

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The magic of cinema isn’t just about film

October 29, 2020 9:49 am

I pity people who don’t know the ecstasy of cinema in picture houses

nolan

Too much sound and fury in Christopher Nolan’s movies

October 29, 2020 9:32 am

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries and Marvels of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone reviewed

disneyfication

The Disneyfication of the moral universe

October 26, 2020 5:29 pm

Adults have chosen to understand the world through the prism of superheroes, wizards and Jedi knights

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Culture war forever

October 25, 2020 3:47 pm

After four years of dialed-up-to-11 political engagement, does all that energy just evaporate?

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chris pratt

Chris Pratt is a role model for other celebrities

October 21, 2020 5:33 pm

The actor doesn’t talk about his political views, so now everyone else is

Rebecca reviewed
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nam

Out of Nam’s way

September 25, 2020 11:41 am

In country, Down Under

cuties

Cuties is what cinema is for

September 17, 2020 2:09 pm

Cuties reviewed

oscars

The Oscars’ woke McCarthyism is a step too far

September 10, 2020 12:28 pm

PC at the Academy Awards has become a genuine problem and a genuine threat to artistic freedom

hollywood

Hollywood’s transrace hypocrisy

September 9, 2020 12:30 pm

The Academy Awards are making America look stupid in front of the entire world

network

We’re not going to take it — again

September 8, 2020 4:18 pm

How the Seventies are taking us back to their future

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Disney’s Mulan is everything Xi Jinping could wish for

September 8, 2020 9:02 am

Profit can trump principle because the Chinese market is big and Western consumers are apathetic

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matrix
kindergarten cop

Canceling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

August 6, 2020 12:35 pm

This is nothing to do with the strength of activists, and everything to do with the cowardice of institutions

american pickle

Heavy-handed satire and schmaltz

August 6, 2020 12:54 am

An American Pickle reviewed

barbarians guerra

Guerra goes to war

August 2, 2020 11:04 am

After the waiting, the barbarians arrive

olivia de havilland

Olivia de Havilland’s Red Scare

July 28, 2020 9:26 am

She was not an anti-communist in spite of being a liberal, she was an anti-communist because she was a liberal

halle berry

Halle Berry and the death of acting

July 8, 2020 3:50 pm

The LGBT hit squad kills another role

Larry Elder appears in Uncle Tom trailer

Uncle Tom shows another side of the African American story

July 7, 2020 2:34 pm

Black America is hardly a monolith

patriot

Revolution then: The Patriot stands alone

June 29, 2020 8:22 am

Gibson achieves peace of mind by dismembering a redcoat with a hatchet