‘Dark Waters’ Review: A Hauntingly Tense Film With a Haynes Touch

Todd Haynes directs ‘Dark Waters’ with a haunting vision.

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‘Away’ Review: A New Animation Auteur Arrives

Precise and innovative, Gints Zilbalodis’ feature debut is a tour de force that marks him as a talent to watch.

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‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Review: A Cinematic Poem on Untold Hardships

The experience is just as real for the audience as it is for the characters. It is a peek into a harsh reality, a subtle act of advocacy, a tough story that has long been ignored.  

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‘1917’ Review: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Deliver a Staggering Technical Achievement

Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins steep us in the horror of war with this long-take WWI epic.

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Feast Your Eyes: Thanksgiving Films to be Grateful For

This Thanksgiving, Katie Duggan recounts the best festive films to be grateful for.

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‘Queen & Slim’ Review: Melina Matsoukas Amasses Love Through Struggle

Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe usher in a new kind of love story.

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‘Harley Quinn’ Review: Harley Moves Out of Joker’s Shadow

DC Universe’s new series finally grants Harley Quinn her freedom from Joker in this bubbly adult animation.

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‘Instinct’ Review: An Excruciatingly Honest and Astonishing Exploration of Sexual Violence, Consent and Voyeurism

Instinct refuses to shy away from the grotesque, refuses to coddle or shield its viewers from such a violent, heavy topic, and that is exactly what makes it extraordinary.

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Our Favorite Films of the 2010s Directed by Women

The team gathered together to talk about our favorite films of the 2010s directed by women.

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‘His Dark Materials’ Season 1, Episode 3 “The Spies” Review: Revelatory, Lavish, and Intimate

‘His Dark Materials’ is classically fantastical, in its mystery and intrigue, but contains a unique emotional and philosophical depth.

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How Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Teaches Us to Not Repress Our Emotions

‘Frozen’ is a great metaphor for how women shouldn’t be afraid to express their emotions.

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‘The Crown’ Season 3 Review: Netflix’s Dazzling Tiara has Lost its Shine

What ought to have been the triumphant return of an acclaimed show — led by a popular, Oscar-winning actress — ultimately feels pedestrian compared to its earlier successes. The tiara still glitters but it has lost some of its shine.

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Review: A Surprisingly Genuine Reboot

‘Charlie’s Angels’ delivers in action, humor, and feminism.

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“It’s a Good Day to be Indigenous!”: The Impact and Legacy of ‘Smoke Signals’

Smoke Signals has a unique ability to discuss a variety of culturally-specific topics with a cinematic language keeps this coming of age story specific to an Indian reservation and a favorite in many households. 

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‘His Dark Materials’ Season 1, Episode 2 “The Idea of North” Review: An Exploration of the more Sinister Aspects of the Series

Lyra is unique in that she doesn’t let her desperation for parental affection overshadow her morals—despite being a twelve-year-old girl.

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‘Midway’ Review: Roland Emmerich’s Hollow War Film Nosedives into Forgetfulness

‘Midway’ is a brisk but soulless experience that doesn’t do the historical event justice.

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: An Exploration of Trauma and Recovery

Mike Flanagan delivers a terrifying follow-up to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

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“It’s About Time!”: Understanding the Importance of Wes Studi’s Honorary Academy Award

“I’d simply like to say, it’s about time!” Studi said while accepting his honorary Academy Award and he’s right. It’s about time that Native Americans get recognized for our achievements, it’s about time that our voices are being respected, and it’s about time that the film industry allows us to control our own representation.

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‘His Dark Materials’ Season 1, Episode 1 “Lyra’s Jordan” Review: A Bewitching First Installment

‘His Dark Materials’ is of magical Dust, parallel universes, colossal armored polar bears, witches, and daemons—manifestations of the soul in animal form.

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Dreams, Fears and The Unknown: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ at 5

In the five years since its debut, Patrick McHale’s 10-episode miniseries, Over the Garden Wall, proven to be one of the most enduring depictions of life in the 21st century, grappling with an unclear future.

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An Interview with Carolina Costa, Lauded Cinematographer and Rising Star

Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller speaks with award-winning director of photography Carolina Costa, discussing her international background, approach to genre filmmaking, and outstanding work in David Zonana’s Workforce.

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‘The Components of Love’ Review: A Familiar Examination of a Failing Relationship

The Components of Love is a familiar story about a relationship falling apart.

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‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ Review: Sex, Sin and the Seventeenth Century

Audacious but ultimately unsatisfying, Fanny Lye Deliver’d is an entertaining if flimsy folk horror homage.

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‘Vivarium’ Review: Imogen Poots Shines In Otherwise Unremarkable Sci-Fi Satire

Imogen Poots can’t quite save Lorcan Finnegan’s suburban pastiche from feeling like an overlong ‘Black Mirror’ episode.

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‘Rare Beasts’ Review: Billie Piper’s Directorial Debut Is a Deeply Flawed but Ambitious Look at Modern Love

Billie Piper steps behind the camera for a messy but fascinating anti rom-com.

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