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Home Video Review: 'Once Upon a Deadpool' Proves the Character Can't Be in a PG-13 Film

Home Video Review: 'Once Upon a Deadpool' Proves the Character Can't Be in a PG-13 Film

Jan 22, 2019 17:10  |  Bob Grimm

The first Deadpool was a gross hoot. Deadpool 2 was OK—still funny, but a definite step in the wrong direction, as Ryan Reynolds got a little too cute with the whole breaking-the-fourth-wall thing.

Once Up...

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A Masterpiece of Filmmaking: Barry Jenkins' Directing and Regina King's Performance Make 'Beale Street' an Instant Classic

A Masterpiece of Filmmaking: Barry Jenkins' Directing and Regina King's Performance Make 'Beale Street' an Instant Classic

Jan 17, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

If Beale Street Could Talk is one of the last year’s most beautiful, most well-rounded, and most enriching cinematic experiences—and it begs to be seen on a big movie screen. Based on the James Baldwin...

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PSIFF: Palm Springs' Film Fest Is Especially Good at Spotlighting Foreign Films on the Oscars Short List

PSIFF: Palm Springs' Film Fest Is Especially Good at Spotlighting Foreign Films on the Oscars Short List

Jan 15, 2019 21:30  |  Josh Bell

As more and more countries submit official selections to the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category, the showcase for those submissions at the Palm Springs International Film Festival has taken o...

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Home Video Review: Director Paul Feig Rebounds From 'Ghostbusters' With Darker Comedy 'A Simple Favor'

Home Video Review: Director Paul Feig Rebounds From 'Ghostbusters' With Darker Comedy 'A Simple Favor'

Jan 15, 2019 12:50  |  Bob Grimm

I missed A Simple Favor during its theatrical release—and it’s a film that provides many pleasant surprises.

This is director Paul Feig’s follow-up to his execrable Ghostbusters , and quite a change of pac...

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The Art of Porn: Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival Makes Its Palm Springs Debut

The Art of Porn: Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival Makes Its Palm Springs Debut

Jan 10, 2019 15:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

For 14 years now, Dan Savage—the newspaper editor, sex-advice columnist, author and pundit whose Savage Love column appears in each edition of the Independent —and his associates have produced the HUMP!...

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Hyped Hit: Netflix's 'Bird Box' Benefits From Sandra Bullock—but Can't Overcome All the Horror-Film Clichés

Hyped Hit: Netflix's 'Bird Box' Benefits From Sandra Bullock—but Can't Overcome All the Horror-Film Clichés

Jan 10, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Sandra Bullock lends her supreme talents to a Netflix movie that’s become a media sensation—even though Bird Box features a bunch of overused horror gimmicks mashed into one, messy entity.

Malorie (Bullo...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Is Gimmicky—but It Is Fun and Effective

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Is Gimmicky—but It Is Fun and Effective

Jan 09, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Netflix is on fire, with the arrival of the extremely popular (if not that great) Bird Box , and Bandersnatch , this strange little curio from the makers of the anthology series Black Mirror .

Some kids of t...

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Home Video Review: 'Mrs. Maisel' Avoids a Sophomore Slump With a Fantastic, If Predictable Second Season

Home Video Review: 'Mrs. Maisel' Avoids a Sophomore Slump With a Fantastic, If Predictable Second Season

Jan 03, 2019 16:45  |  Jimmy Boegle

The first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was a huge success, garnering five Primetime Emmy Awards—including Outstanding Comedy Series honors—and giving Amazon Studios its biggest hit to date.

Given ...

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