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The top 8 films by female directors

Reading Time: 6 minutes Mujer Lobo (She Wolf, 2013) A shape-shifting killer prowls the Buenos Aires subways in Tamae Garateguy’s inventive, trippy Mujer Lobo. Played by three actresses (Mónica Lairana, Luján Ariza, Guadalupe Docampo), the killer’s identity fluctuates as she navigates the constellation of dangers posed by the men in her orbit. Valeria Villegas Lindvall’s essay points out the […]

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‘Pig’ is a much needed post-Oscars palate cleanser

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s depressingly apt that Michael Sarnoski’s feature debut Pig went overlooked at this year’s Academy Awards (and perhaps just as well—any hypothetical recognition would have been overshadowed by Will Smith physically assaulting a comedian). Pig is about the overlooked, the unnoticed, the forgotten. A doomed journey through the underbelly of a glittering, rotten industry, Portland’s […]

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BREAKING: Will Smith resigned from all royal titles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actor Will Smith resigned from all royal titles earlier today. No longer will the man who starred in such epic movies as King Richard, Independence Day, and Bad Boys be official Hollywood royalty. William Carroll Smith was born to commoners on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia. His mother was a school administrator. His father was […]

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad God

Reading Time: 4 minutes Warning: this film is quite violent and disturbing. Vaya con Dios. Well, I hope y’all like unrelenting visions of suffering suspended within visceral and bleak hellscapes beyond your wildest nightmares. I knew you would. You little sicky. Much hay has been made about Phil Tippett’s 30-years-in-the-making, excessively alienating passion project, Mad God (2021). Tippett is […]

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Slapschtick: God Squad members pile in over Will Smith’s loss of control at Oscars

Reading Time: 3 minutes The wacky White-Cain reacted to the slap that reverberated across the world with these words on Twitter: “I declare tonight by faith, God is restoring everything the enemy stole from you seven fold! In the name of Jesus!!” And Greg Laurie, Harvest Church leader and evangelist, quoted Hollywood star Denzel Washington: “At your highest moment, […]

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Florida passes ‘Don’t Say Power of the Dog’ law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tallahassee, Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Don’t Say Power of the Dog bill into law today. The statute places restrictions on teachers, bus drivers, and other public servants from discussing the award-winning movie due to its gay themes. “If you’re on the public payroll and at work, then you should be talking about […]

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‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’: Kung-Fu, raccoons, and the immigrant experience

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Everything Everywhere All At Once, Michelle Yeoh’s character Evelyn is repeatedly called stubborn. She hurriedly rushes from one task to another, trying to keep her family’s laundromat open even with a looming tax audit, not listening to those around her. She doesn’t connect with her daughter and does not understand the America she now […]

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The Oscars slap, or life in a fishbowl

Reading Time: 4 minutes By now you’ve heard about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife’s hair loss during the Oscars. There is a social media uproar over what was going to be a fairly bland Oscars ceremony. After two years, a coronavirus-fatigued industry has not had its best year […]