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Biden vs. Trump’s “America” — movie-going messaging

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Now Showing at the Drive-in!

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Movie Critics During a Pandemic

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Daniel Craig, vintage Aston Martin Vantage

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The Bio-pic of the Year for “Lord of the Rings” fans? “Tolkien” has a release date.

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Russell Crowe 5, John Oliver 1

  Yes, I know that’s not a proper cricket score, which would be 183 to 165 and a half. Or some such. But just in case you missed the best Aussie-Brit burn since “The Ashes.” Just in case you don’t … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Chinese animated “Big Fish & Begonia” loses something in translation

    Let us now plumb the mysteries and parse the meaning of a Chinese animated film. No, I’m not returning to the subject of “Rock Dog.” But animation can be a fascinating window on a culture. Think of your … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Oscar-winning “Icarus” takes a “Super Size Me” look at sports doping

They gave the Best Documentary Feature Film Oscar to “Icarus,” a film about trying to beat the laughably busted and beatable doping tests used on athletes. Cyclist/filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to find a drug doc, get a drug regimen, … Continue reading

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Best Moment at the Golden Globes?

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“Suffragette” — a very cool poster.

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