Scene one, hot take one: ‘Us’ shows horrors of haves, have-nots

With “Us,” Jordan Peele has created a phenomenal follow-up to “Get Out,” cementing himself as the most exciting voice in horror films today.

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‘High Flying Bird’: How a new era in sports created a new era in sports movies

A few weeks ago, NBA agent Rich Paul announced that his client, superstar Anthony Davis was demanding a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Davis news shattered the world of sports for two reasons. First, the idea of a generational talent like Davis joining

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Dirty secrets: The problematic nature of Bryan Singer’s involvement with the Oscar-nominated ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

CW: Mentions of sexual assault and violence “Bohemian Rhapsody” won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes in early January. A few weeks later, the film was nominated for best picture at the upcoming 2019 Oscars. The film’s award performance is surprising for two reasons. First, the

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‘Roma’: The best film of the year, that no one will see in theaters

I saw “Roma” in a sold out 3:20 p.m. showing at the IFC Theater in New York City and was floored by the film. However, most of those who see writer/director Alfonso Cuarón’s newest masterpiece will not see it in a theater, but instead stream it on Netflix. Why was

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‘First Man’: An out-of-this-world tale, told in personal moments

Before the 2017 Oscars, Damien Chazelle appeared primed to take Hollywood by storm. His first film “Whiplash” received universal acclaim and brought him into the eyes of the public, and his second film “La La Land” was favored to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. This was, of course,

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‘A Star is Born’: A promising debut single of a film

Transitions from actor to director, or pop star to movie star, have had mixed results over the years. There have been successes like Ben Affleck directing “Argo” or Beyonce starring in “Dreamgirls,” but there have also been massive failures like George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” or Rihanna in “Battleship.” In “A Star

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‘Mandy’: Dripping in absolute style

There are films that are great because they challenge the audience, develop fully three-dimensional characters, and are remarkably crafted. Then there are films that are great because they are dripping in absolute style. Panos Cosmatos’ sophomore film “Mandy” is the latter. “Mandy” follows Red (Nicolas Cage) as he resorts to

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Summer movie recap: Or the six movies everyone should have seen this summer

Nothing goes better together than a 100-degree summer day with 97 percent humidity and an afternoon at the movie theater. This winning combination meant that much of my summer was spent at the movies, and while the air conditioning was always worth my time, the movies tended to vary. In

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