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Promising Young Woman Review – Mulligan Destroys The World Like It Was ’09 All...

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The drumbeat of Wonder Woman 1984 is how our greed takes hold of us, and it has no shortage of spins on the topic, but it's a...

Happiest Season Review – Holiday Tropes Get New Life

Most holiday films run with a gimmick as our excuse for paying attention to this particular holiday adventure, and Happiest Season both does and doesn't have one,...
John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Tenet

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Whatever your feelings about Christopher Nolan's films, it's hard to deny that he has a very specific vision of filmcraft, and that he pulls at certain threads...

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