Cinema

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The meaning of Steven Seagal

April 5, 2019 12:31 pm

Vladimir Putin understands how most culture is lowbrow and inauthentic

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Horse sense

March 31, 2019 12:15 pm

The Beach Bum and The Mustang reviewed

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Clumsy, long and lacking circus thrills

March 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Dumbo reviewed

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How to be a right-wing performance artist

March 15, 2019 9:58 am

Jacob Wohl, Laura Loomer and Ali Alexander are the true heirs to Andy Kauffman

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White men: Captain Marvel is not for you

March 14, 2019 12:36 pm

…although, if you fail to give it positive reviews, you are vile misogynists

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What happened to Gilbert Grape?

March 13, 2019 9:48 am

How Johnny Depp became a pirate parody

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The destination is uncertain, but the end is always near

March 11, 2019 6:27 pm

The Wedding Guest reviewed

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How nerds smothered American culture

March 7, 2019 5:09 pm

It is a morbid sign for a democracy when the electorate chooses superheroes to do its bidding, rather than politicians

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Keeping it in the family

March 3, 2019 5:06 pm

Everybody Knows reviewed

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Does Green Book deserve to be called ‘lying white guilt trash’?

February 25, 2019 10:42 am

Sure, the film isn’t a masterpiece. But is the dragging it’s receiving this morning wholly warranted?

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Oscar predictions, Oscar fictions

February 24, 2019 9:46 am

The multiplication of hosts will ensure that we’re sprayed with a greater barrage of politically correct drool than usual. I can’t wait

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Let’s not demystify the vagina, please

February 15, 2019 10:28 am

In eroticism, there is only a small step from the sublime to the ridiculous

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How good is the film Liam Neeson was trying to promote?

February 10, 2019 2:25 pm

Cold Pursuit reviewed

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Contempt for Liam Neeson has ‘Taken’ its toll on me

February 8, 2019 10:21 am

I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career in online social justice

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In defense of Liam Neeson

February 5, 2019 12:28 pm

The primal need for vengeance condemned by the Irish actor is now on full display by his haters and detractors

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We need to talk about problematic Hollywood

February 1, 2019 11:24 am

It’s not just Mary Poppins that needs to be brought into the 21st century, argues Godfrey Elfwick

No, Mary Poppins Returns isn’t racist

January 30, 2019 12:25 pm

Another piece of elite idiocy in The New York Times

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Cold War is a true work of art

January 27, 2019 2:35 pm

Cold War reviewed

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All About Eve was all about bitching – off-screen as well as on

January 24, 2019 12:50 pm

Robert Gore-Langton goes behind the scenes of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 masterpiece

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The dark passion of Bryan Singer

January 24, 2019 10:40 am

Does a 22-year-old film point to the director’s alleged perversions?

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Which Fyre Festival documentary is most worth watching?

January 22, 2019 11:44 am

Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened reviewed

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The Lego-cy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

January 22, 2019 11:06 am

The politicization of the Supreme Court cuts both ways