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Midnight special That Boy Ain’t Right

Theoretically, dumping chocolate syrup on top of M&Ms on top of Oreos on top of cookie dough on top of fudge technically tastes “good.” You just don’t get an actual dessert if you do that. What you get is…well, what you get is diabetes, but that’s beside the point. Midnight Special is like that ooey-gooey confectionary abomination: it’s hard to dislike any individual component, but it’s all just kind of congealing...


Force awakens Awake My Soul

Nostalgia, like love, erodes rough edges; it fills in gaps, paints clean what was scuffed, and forgives copious small sins in the name of happiness. I’m sorry, but none of the Star Wars movies have been perfect. Although some are demonstrably (laughably) worse, all abound with fractures and flaws. That we deeply love (some of) them is a gentle affirmation of their use of the monomyth and a reflection of how they...


Keanu ‘Tis the Summer of This Content

The only thing Hollywood may be worse at than achieving any measure of diversity in front of or behind the camera is their ability to read a calendar. “Summer” technically started in March for Tinseltown, with the debut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This box office-obsessed “seasonal affective disorder” be damned! Summer starts no earlier than May! If we can’t yet adhere to the dignified axiom “Suns out,...


The-revenant-trailer Crawl for Your Oscar, Leo

Without spoiling whether survivalist/tempting-bear-treat Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) survives The Revenant, we can still talk about one climactic shot. DiCaprio, having been maimed in all maimable ways, stares directly into the camera, seemingly shattering the fourth wall by sheer force of will. Teeth grit, lips sneered, his eyes scream “is this enough? Huh? Is this finally enough? Daniel Day Lewis didn’t sleep...


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