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Review: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and the Women of Netflix's ‘Wine Country’ Are Having a Blast That Doesn’t Translate to Viewers
May, 25 2019
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Review: Mena Massoud is Perfect, But Count on Disney to Make 'Aladdin' More Orientalist Than the Animated Classic Already Was
May, 24 2019
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Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ is a Bold, Hilarious & Deeply Empathetic
May, 24 2019
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'Poms' Was a Mother's Day Cash Grab, But Jacki Weaver is That B*tch
May, 21 2019
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Review: ‘A Dog’s Journey’ is Loaded With Negligent Parenting and Bad Medical Diagnoses, and Oh Yeah, There Are Dogs, Too
May, 20 2019
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Like So Many of Us, Varys Actor Conleth Hill Isn't Too Pumped About How 'Game of Thrones' is Ending, Either
May, 15 2019
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‘Game of Thrones’ Treats Its Characters of Color as Props, Part Infinity
May, 7 2019
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Review: A24 Wrongly Buried the Bizarre, Entrancing Fever Dream That is ‘Under the Silver Lake,’ an Exercise in Narcissistic Paranoia
May, 3 2019
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Review, With Spoilers: Claire Denis’s Space Horror ‘High Life’ is an Unsettling Attempt to Understand Human Life and Its Purpose
May, 2 2019
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Review: Netflix’s Rom Com ‘Someone Great’ is Extremely of This Time, a Sugar Rush That Adds a Millennial Gloss to Genre Tropes
April, 24 2019
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Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ is Peak Self-Mythologization, an Astonishing Accomplishment That Centers the Personal as Political
April, 24 2019
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Review: Centering a Family of Complex Black Women, ‘Fast Color’ Considers Matrilineal Strength as an Insuppressible Superpower
April, 19 2019
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Review: 'The Mustang' is Affecting and Uneven, an Exploration of the Dualities of Freedom and Incarceration, Forgiveness and Resentment
April, 18 2019
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Review: Western Horror ‘The Wind’ Uses Isolation to Spin a Spooky Tale About Hysteria, Patriarchy, and Religious Fervor
April, 16 2019
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Spoilers: 'Little' is Mostly Great, So Why Include a Punching-Down Moment Involving a Child and Their Gender Identity?
April, 15 2019
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Review: Julianne Moore is Excellent in the Resonant ‘Gloria Bell,’ Exploring Womanhood as an Everyday Transformative Process
March, 30 2019
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Spoilers: Are We All Ready to Talk About Lupita Nyong'o, 'Thriller,' and the Bunnies and Jumpsuits of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’?
March, 25 2019
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Review: The Hottie-Heavy (Uh, Not Ben Affleck) ‘Triple Frontier’ Excels When Eviscerating American Imperialism and Jingoistic Greed
March, 19 2019
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Review: SXSW Audience Award Winner ‘Saint Frances’ is a Laser-Sharp Analysis of Femininity, Motherhood, and Love's Complexities
March, 18 2019
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Review: Romantic Dramedy ‘Olympic Dreams’ Alternates Between the Contrasting Loneliness and Connection in Athlete Village
March, 13 2019
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Review: Dev Patel is Grown in the Neo-Noir ‘The Wedding Guest,’ Which Adds Diversity to the Genre's Trigger Men and Femme Fatales
March, 13 2019
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Review: ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lays Out the Links Between Abuse and Seduction, Forcing Us to Again Consider Why We Worship Celebrity
March, 7 2019
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Review: ‘Greta’ is Silly and Scary and Satisfying and Suddenly I’m Using Alliteration and I’m Not Sure Why? But Seriously! It’s Enjoyable!
March, 2 2019
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Final Thoughts: ‘True Detective’ Wraps Up With Too Much Exposition and Shade at the True Crime Genre – and Us?
February, 27 2019
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Variety Critic Owen Gleiberman Shows His Own Ignorance When Trying to Tell Women How to Save the Romantic Comedy
February, 22 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Regrets and Resentments Drive The Penultimate Episode and We’re Still No Closer to Julie Purcell
February, 19 2019
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Review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Succeeds Where ‘I Feel Pretty’ Failed, Mixing Parody and Self-Awareness Into a Joyful and Affirming Film
February, 14 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Lies are Crafted, Cover-ups Revealed, and Things Fall Apart in the Pink Room in ‘Hunters in the Dark’
February, 12 2019
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Review: Taraji P. Henson Elevates 'What Men Want,' Which Gets Some Stuff About Female Frustration in a Patriarchal Society Quite Right
February, 11 2019
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Review: There's No Mads Mikkelsen Nudity in the Survival Drama ‘Arctic,’ But the Movie's Power is His Steely Performance
February, 8 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Is That Really Julie? What Did Hays and West Do? Everyone Has Secrets and Lies in 'If You Have Ghosts'
February, 4 2019
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Review, With Spoilers: Netflix’s Needlessly Boring ‘Polar’ Gives Us Many Shots of Nearly Nude Mads Mikkelsen, But At What Cost?
January, 29 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Nic Pizzolatto Shoulders Both Writing and Directing ‘The Hour and the Day,’ and the Story Turns Derivative
January, 28 2019
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Review: Noomi Rapace is a Badass in Netflix’s ‘Close,’ But the Movie’s Low-Key Racism Counteracts Its ‘Yay, Strong Women!’ Message
January, 21 2019
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In Our Latest Edition of 'I Am Tired of Men': The Weeknd and His Homophobic Song 'Lost in the Fire'
January, 18 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Season Three Starts Off Familiarly Bleak as Hell, But the Greatness of Mahershala Ali Cannot be Overstated
January, 14 2019
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Review, With Spoilers: Keanu Reeves's Bargain Bin Sci-Fi ‘Replicas’ Could Have Been Good-Bad, But It’s Just Regular Bad
January, 13 2019
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The White Male Creators of 'Green Book' Could Stop Talking at Any Time and That Would Be Fine
January, 9 2019
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Throughout Many Genres of Films in 2018, Women Said No—Standing Up for Themselves, Their Own Desires, and Their Power
December, 24 2018
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Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ Cares More About Using Fancy CGI to Tell a Story Than, You Know, Actually Telling a Story
December, 24 2018
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Review: 'Second Act' Compliments Milo Ventimiglia's Butt 3 Times, and Jennifer Lopez's Cleavage Looks Amazing. That's the Movie!
December, 24 2018
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Today in Imaginary Movie Development: What If ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Were Actually a Movie About Class Warfare?
December, 22 2018
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Review, With Spoilers: Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule' is Expectedly Racist and Sexist, But Also It's Just Incredibly Boring?
December, 21 2018
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Review: Don't Skip 'Bird Box' Just Because You Saw 'A Quiet Place' -- Netflix's Thriller is Spookier Than You Would Expect
December, 20 2018
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'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'The Favourite,' 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Black Panther,' and Our Favorite Outfits and Lewks From 2018 Films
December, 18 2018
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CBS Secretly Paid Off Eliza Dushku After 'Bull' Star Michael Weatherly Repeatedly Sexually Harassed Her, So, Yup, It's Still 2018
December, 14 2018
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Your Husbands, Side Pieces, and Messy Ex Are All Here in 'Triple Frontier,' the Upcoming Thriller from J.C. Chandor
December, 10 2018
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Review: Brady Corbet’s ‘Vox Lux’ Has a Shocking Opening, a Crowd-Pleasing Ending, and an Off-Kilter Natalie Portman Performance
December, 7 2018
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Review: Saoirse Ronan is Understandably Pissed Off in ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ a Movie That Reminds Us the Patriarchy Has Always Sucked
December, 7 2018
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The Cut Retracted That Bizarre Priyanka Chopra 'Global Scam Artist' Piece, But Why the Hell Did They Publish It Anyway?
December, 5 2018
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