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Lushly photographed, joyously performative and woefully lacking in historical context, director David Fincher’s “Mank” is a compelling but deeply flawed portrayal of the writing process behind Orson Welles’ classic film “Citizen Kane.” Released on Netflix …

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With the finale of its fourth season Nov. 29, Noah Hawley’s “Fargo” cemented four seasons of living comfortably in the Coen brothers’ shadow. The star-studded casts, sinuous plot structure and black comedy that carried the …

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A season-long adaptation of Henry James’ iconic 1898 novella “The Turning of the Screw,” Mike Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Bly Manor” puts the horror filmmaker’s excellent direction and skillful adaptation style on full display for …

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Methodically paced, morosely graphic and awash in lurid neon, filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg’s “Possessor” is a pastel-stained sci-fi nightmare wearing the shell of a ‘70s era paranoia thriller. Andrea Riseborough (“Mandy,” “The Death of Stalin”) stars …

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As he leaned back in his chair, answering questions about his newest movie “Tenet” over a college roundtable Zoom interview Aug. 31, it became clear that former “Ballers” star John David Washington’s good looks and …

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With its massively scaled action, myriad locations and high-minded sci-fi premise, “Tenet” hits every prerequisite to be the next universally loved, billion-dollar critical darling directed by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Trilogy,” “Dunkirk”) — provided …

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Look, movies aren’t the answer for everything. They really aren’t. However, amid COVID-19’s devastating impact and the inspiring eruption of Black Lives Matter protests across the world, movies are pretty handy. They’re one of the …

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Russian director Egor Abramenko’s feature debut “Sputnik” is a gloomy, chilling affair, using its impressive special effects sparingly in favor of compelling character drama.  Released Aug. 14, the Cold War Russia-set film’s events are put …