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2016 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for films; so it totally makes sense that one of only two truly great films I’ve seen this year actually came out last year. Embrace of the Serpent, the Colombian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, has finally made its way into the area. And it’s stunningly almost as good as everyone claimed. For the third time since Mad Max:...


Captain-america-civil-war-iron-man United in Praise

At the end of the first Iron Man, when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) popped up to mention “The Avengers Initiative,” it launched what can only be described as the most massive collective nerdgasm in this or any quantum parallel reality. Since then, there have been minor nerdquake aftershocks (seeing the team together for the first time, hearing Captain America [Chris Evans] first bark out orders, the insane...


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Kids grow up so fast these days, you know? One day Aksarben Cinema is just opening their doors, the next they’re working to keep the Rwandan genocide a part of our collective memory. It seems like just yesterday, little Film Streams was a baby nonprofit. Now they’re engaging in community discussion about important queer narratives and analyzing Shakespearean masterworks. Why, they’re going to be driving and going to...


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On two separate occasions, I was called a troll by screenwriter Max Landis, the son of legendary director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Before we get to the “why” of that, and why I’m just so incredibly proud that it happened, we have to (potentially legally) start with a caveat.

What follows here is my personal recollection and reaction to a series of events that unfolded on Twitter. At no point...


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