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Mank Tanks, Kane Remains

When Mel Brooks' Alfred Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety first arrived in theaters in 1977,...

Americans make their unsteady way in Hillbilly Elegy and...

Pre-teenager Alicia (played by actor Tayler Buck) and her disabled veteran father Bo (Edi...

Analysis of the ‘mass surveillance state’ vs. a tedious...

Let's face it, insists the thought-provoking new documentary Coded Bias: this country, along with...

Dear Diary

What is it about the Bay Area that brings out the "doomed dreamer" in...

Meet the talkative alt-right sales reps of ‘White Noise’

Richard B. Spencer is a clean-cut, boyish-looking, business-suited man in his early 40s who...

Same Old Same

Just in time for the 2020 Presidential Election, filmmaker Aaron Sorkin is here to...

The Whole World Is Watching

Just in time for 2020 Presidential Election, filmmaker Aaron Sorkin is here to remind...

Class on Class

By now, the latter-day popularity of film noir should be a given for aware...

Chicago Confidential

In the 1950s, long before he moved to Berkeley, the young Barry Gifford—then known...

Black Cinema

The #OscarsSoWhite protests during the 2015 Academy Awards tried to tell us something. So...

A Star is Bored

Why wait for the inevitable deluge of Covid-19-themed horror films when you can script...

Crossing the Streams

Well, we still can't go to the movies — it may be the least...

The Art of Deceit

At the risk of overstating the obvious, let’s re-emphasize the three most important ingredients...

Drive, He Said

Doesn’t matter in real life or in the movies, when you’re informed on your...
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