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Courier: Moscow Mule

Middlebrow films like The Courier were already having a tough enough time before the pandemic. Since it hit, everything that has come out has...

Best Documentaries of 2020

Generally, this feature runs well before the Oscar nominations are announced, but not this year, as the news was revealed this past Monday. Thus,...

I Never Sang for The Father

My first thought while watching The Father was, “Wow, this was probably fire on the stage.” My thoughts sank, though, as this piece of...

Raya: Magic Dragon

I was excited going into the press screening of Raya and the Last Dragon this past week, and not just because it’s only the...

The Top 10 (The Sequel)

Back in December 2019, I practically threw out my shoulder patting myself on the back for a Top 10 list that was half movies directed...

Billie Eilish: listen before i go

I read the Billie Eilish profile in the New York Times last year and heard some of her songs in isolated instances. (The trailer...

Minari: Wild American Herb

With Parasite’s Oscar win last March, surely even the most sheltered moviegoer is aware by now of the great boom in Korean filmmaking since...

Nomadland: On the Road Again

Her name is Chloé Zhao, and she makes Westerns. It may seem odd that this 38-year-old native of Beijing found herself at home in...

Judas: I Am a Revolutionary

Back in 1992, Spike Lee’s flawed and magnificent Malcolm X and the galvanizing performance at its center raised the Black Muslim leader from the...

Maud and Savior

What turns people into monsters? What convinces them that murder is the right thing to do? More than racial animus, more than political fanaticism,...