With the 21st-century period piece, cinema writes the history books

The Washington Post’s Philip L. Graham has been widely credited with declaring journalism “the first rough draft of history,” though as first drafts go, it’s especially rough. If for no other reason than posterity’s sake, the human species compulsively documents each day from the blinkered vantage of real time, collections of events and data synthesized […]

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Meghan Markle Talks Fear of Being Seen as ‘Difficult’ and the Angry Black Woman Myth on Archetypes

Meghan Markle devoted the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes to the “angry” Black woman myth, having a candid conversation with Issa Rae about how the false stereotype has affected the way they conduct themselves in public, particularly in professional settings. And while Meghan let her subjects speak about their stories for the bulk […]

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Megan Hilty: 6 Bodies Have Been Recovered A Month After Plane Crash Killed Actress’ Family Members

By Mona Khalifeh‍, ETOnline.com. Published: 8 hours ago Six bodies have been recovered in the devastating crash that killed three of Megan Hilty‘s family members, ET has confirmed. The announcement by Island County Emergency Management comes nearly one month after the plane crashed into Washington’s Puget Sound, killing 10, including Hilty’s sister, brother-in-law and their son, Remy. The Broadway star’s […]

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The Sandman Finale Sets Up A Future Showdown. But Does It Lack Conviction?

It’s true, dreams don’t die—especially Netflix’s dreams of turning The Sandman into a years-long sci-fi/fantasy franchise, ideally set to rival Stranger Things when the latter draws to a close next season. But part of what has transformed Stranger Things into such a titan of the streaming landscape is its lead ensemble’s chemistry, a charm that […]

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Bullet Train

An unlucky assassin finds himself on the commute from hell in David Leitch’s irritating action-thriller. It’s easy enough for a film critic to type out the words “derivative of Tarantino,” lace their fingers, give them a good cracking, and contentedly lean back in their swiveling desk chair. But Bullet Train, the latest beat-‘em-up from David […]

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Scene Stealers: The fraught Shabbat dinner in Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson’s love letter to growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1970s bombards us with memorable scenes that are by turns hilarious, revolting and touching. Licorice Pizza is, indeed, a mass repository for future cult scenes. There’s the one where Alana Kane (played by Alana Haim, one third of sisterly […]

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Teenage Bounty Hunters: Netflix’s Little Engine That Could

“Teenage Bounty Hunters” had quietly been out a little over a month until a fan-made streaming party launched the show into a trending topic.  The series hasn’t been a leading contender for Netflix’s promotional efforts. However, it squeaked its way into the top 10 most viewed in its opening weeks with 422 million streaming minutes. […]

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