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The PADDINGTON Franchise Has A Villain Problem

While managing to meaningfully touch on universal themes of community, self-identity, believing in others and caring for those in need, the messages of the

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30 Years Later: BROADCAST NEWS & Being The Smartest Person In The Room

Shawn Glinis provides his personal retrospective of James L. Brooks' classic comedy Broadcast News on its 30th anniversary, showing us how the film's understanding

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THREE BILLBOARDS, Rotten Tomatoes & A Call For Diversity

Why are many critics giving the problematic Three Billboards a pass? Shawn offers his take and advocates for a focus on critical diversity.

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MR. ROOSEVELT: You Can't Go Home Again

Mr. Roosevelt is about discovering changes about yourself when confronting your past, poignantly wrought by first-time director Noël Wells.

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JOAN DIDION: THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD: A Starter’s Guide To An Icon

The amount of ground covered in this documentary means it feels like a useful beginner's guide to Joan Didion's work- but nothing more.

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One of Us is a sometimes powerful portrayal of three Hasidic Jews, showing their struggles to get by in a world that oppresses them.

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DINA: A Graceful Roadmap for the Rom Com Genre

An Oscar worthy documentary, Dina is an entertaining film unique in its portrayal of the people behind the autism label.

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Only the Brave is more concerned with its traditional gender politics than making any grander statement on man's relationship with nature.

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10 Years Ago, MY KID COULD PAINT THAT Deconstructed The Auteur

Amir Bar-Lev's 2007 documentary My Kid Could Paint That isn't about the real life art world scandal; it's an exploration of the author's irrelevancy.

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FRIEND REQUEST: Report As Spam

After spending three years in post-production purgatory, Friend Request arrives in US cinemas - and is certainly not worth the wait.

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