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Kristian Lin

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Considering Rachel McAdams

Earlier this month, I ran across the teaser for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. I didn’t know anything about the project,...

Miss Juneteenth: Right on Time

And so it came to pass that after three solid weeks of protests against racial violence by the police and a vote by the...

Shirley That’s Enough

Lots of actors can express contempt, but when Elisabeth Moss grabs hold of it, it’s special. Somehow she makes that basic emotion into something...

Spaceship Earth: A Whole New World

I was a teenager in Arizona when eight scientists sequestered themselves in Biosphere 2, a geodesic dome in the desert outside Tucson containing an...

Painter and the Thief: Crimes of the Art

Movies like Topkapi and The Thomas Crown Affair would have you believe that art thieves are glamorous aesthetes who commit their crimes because of...

Normal People: Two Less Lonely People in the World

If you’ve heard one thing about Normal People, it’s that the new Irish TV miniseries has wall-to-wall sex scenes. Indeed, the second episode alone...

Lucky Grandma: Figure Eights

Last summer we saw The Farewell, a film revolving around a sweet old Chinese woman that struck a chord with American audiences. However, if...

R.I.P., Lynn Shelton

Great cities deserve great filmmakers. Martin Scorsese is forever identified with his native New York even when his movies are set elsewhere, M. Night...

Somebody Say Ramen

I heard about Kintaro Ramen and asked to review it this past winter, before the restaurant industry and much else went to hell. The...

How to Build a Girl: Dolly Rock

If you saw Booksmart, you probably didn’t look at Beanie Feldstein and think that she'd be able to slot into a naturalistic English dramedy...