The Swimmers

The astonishing saga of Syrian refugee-turned-Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini is effectively presented by writer/director Sally El Hosaini. The young life of competitive swimmer Yusra Mardini feels custom wrapped for some canny director to waltz in and produce a glossy, inspirational film about her unlikely triumph over extreme adversity. Growing up as a regular teen on […]

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She Said

Maria Schrader tackles the New York Times investigation that brought down Harvey Weinstein in this well-pitched drama. She Said opens with a pale young woman with cropped hair walking along the Irish coast. To her astonishment an 18th century galleon is suddenly revealed, bustling with navy officers in tricorn hats. She’s stumbled onto a film […]

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A Comprehensive Timeline of Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s Private Romance

Bradley Cooper has always managed to stay relatively tight-lipped on his relationship with model Irina Shayk, and in 2019, People confirmed that the couple had officially broken up. Since they share a child, they’ve obviously remained in contact over the years since, especially during lockdown. In the summer of 2022, it was rumored that they […]

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Kate Middleton Greets Woman Who Said She Skipped Hair Appointment to Meet the Princess

On Thursday, the Princess of Wales stopped in Scarborough and was greeted by a cheering crowd lined up outside the Rainbow Centre, a community organization in the coastal town. One woman in the gathering gave Kate Middleton what might be the highest compliment anyone can come up with. As Kate stopped to shake hands with […]

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The McDonagh Brothers’ visions of Irish guilt and morality

“Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.” These are the words that open John Michael McDonagh’s 2014 film Calvary, often attributed to St. Augustine and was favoured by the infamously bleak dramatist, Samuel Beckett. This axiom gives the audience a brief glimpse into the […]

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What Selena Gomez Shared About Her Psychotic Episode, Living With Bipolar, and Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts

Few celebrities have shared as much detail about their mental health struggles as Selena Gomez did in My Mind and Me. The documentary, filmed over six years, brought to light what Gomez privately endured when she retreated from the public eye, including a scary episode of psychosis in 2018 that led to a diagnosis of […]

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