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Trouble with English

If you know Rowan Atkinson, it’s likely from his collaborations with Richard Curtis, where he played a tongue-tied priest in Four Weddings and a...

The Hate U Give: All Eyes on Me

Sometimes in life, you just need a black girl standing on the hood of a car telling you to burn down this whole rotten...

Halloween: Back on the Mike

“Are you afraid of the Boogeyman? You should be.” — Laurie Strode, sole Michael Myers survivor If you’re reading this, you know who the Boogeyman...

First Man: Moonshot

I always respect directors who try to prove that they can do more than one thing, so as much as I’d like another musical...

El Royale With Cheese

It took us 24 years, but we finally got a Pulp Fiction clone that’s worthy of standing beside the original. That would be Bad...

A Star Is Born: Last Number

It’s an evergreen story, the one about a star on her way up marrying a star on his way down. That’s why A Star...

Fahrenheit 11/9: “How the Fuck Did We Get Here?”

If the Trump administration didn’t exist, Michael Moore might have invented it. After all, his previous documentary, 2015's Where to Invade Next, was about...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Oh, Mandy!

Here's an exercise: 211, Looking Glass, The Runner, The Humanity Bureau, Inconceivable, Vengeance: A Love Story, Army of One, Dog Eat Dog, The Trust,...

To Catch a Predator

Why am I not surprised that Shane Black is the filmmaker who cast a convicted sex-offender buddy of his and had him play a...