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Shang-Chi: Power of Ten

Here’s the extraordinary thing about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Chinese have been trying to make this movie for the...

Candyman: Sweet Inspiration

The original Candyman isn’t a good movie, but you can easily see why it struck a chord back in 1992. Before horror films made...

Cryptozoo: Fantastic Beasts

We know about outsider art, but is there such a thing as outsider animation? If there is, then Cryptozoo certainly belongs to that category....

Raging Fire: Yen for Justice

The Hong Kong filmmaker Benny Chan was working on Raging Fire in 2019 when he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. He died from the...

Free Guy: Not PC

I started playing SimCity in the early days of the lockdown. I did it out of sheer, soul-crushing boredom and quickly became addicted to the...

The Suicide Squad: You Kill Me

Let’s all just pretend that the original Suicide Squad movie never happened, okay? I’m so ready to do that, especially now that I’ve seen...

Annette: La La La Means I Love You

Leos Carax! You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to write about this French filmmaker whose view of life and movies is...

Green Knight: Headless Horseman

I’ve previously aired my issues with British color-blind casting, but it’s doing one good thing: It’s turning Dev Patel into an unstoppable force. The...

Stillwater : Marseillaise

Last week, we had a movie about a straight, working-class father struggling to deal with his child’s homosexuality. This week comes another one, though...

Long Ways From Home

Pride Month was last month, but it’s this week that two movies about gay people reach our theaters. We start with I Carry You...