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    TV Review: Powerful Performances Fuel ‘Unbelievable’

    Early on in Netflix’s new limited series “Unbelievable,” Marie (Kaitlyn Dever) recounts a sexual assault she endured. Why did this seemingly random act of heinous sexual violence happen to her? As “Unbelievable” continues through the eight-part series, one question arises: Did it actually happen to her? Soon after giving a detailed description of the rape, Marie claims […] More

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    SXSW Review: Good Girls Make Their Own Kind of Fun in ‘Booksmart’

    SXSW Film Festival: Olivia Wilde brought her directorial debut, “Booksmart,” to SXSW and the crowds rejoiced. After decades of raunchy teen comedies focused on boys getting laid and or high, Wilde tells the tale from the perspective of two very good teenage girls. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever are Molly and Amy, two lifelong best […] More

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    2018 Awards Profile: Jason Reitman’s ‘The Front Runner’

    Welcome to the 2018 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you at some point this year (at least at this time of writing). We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be […] More

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    OSCARS: First SAG Predictions and Tapping into the Acting Branch and TV Voting Bloc

    As we move into mid-October, the awards season is beginning to take shape, in the sense that we are getting our first reactions to some of the year’s most anticipated films.  This week, the New York Film Festival will wrap up with Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” from Amazon Studios.  Aside from Allen in an Original […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Detroit’ Encompasses Fury and Injustice in Bigelow’s Finest Directorial Effort

    Intense, respectful, and impeccably urgent, Kathryn Bigelow‘s newest and most vibrant directorial effort exists in the powerfully relevant “Detroit.”  The film’s volatile subject, echoing against the backdrop of the Detroit riots that began in July 1967, is superbly executed.  Bigelow, along with screenwriter Mark Boal, craft an artful and gritty peek into racial injustice.  “Detroit” […] More