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THE 15:17 TO PARIS: A Messy, Bizarre and Formalistically Daring Masterpiece

Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris has been largely trashed by critics. However, the director's latest film is one of the most formalistically radical

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The Insistent Heteronormativity Of THE SHAPE OF WATER

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s tenth feature-length film is his most lauded since 2004’s Pan’s Labyrinth. It led all Golden Globes nominees

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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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