Author: jose

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This Changes Everything

Last year, 92 percent of the directors who made the top 250 domestic movies were male. A mere 15.6 percent of the Directors Guild of America membership is female. And only one woman has...

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The Lion King

It may be a long time before viewers can appreciate the 2019 remake of “The Lion King” as a freestanding work, instead of judging it against the original. The 1994 version was “Hamlet” plus “Bambi” on the...

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Luz

Tilman Singer’s “Luz” was one of the most buzzed about titles on the genre festival circuit in 2018, earning raves at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest and Austin’s Fantastic Fest. It’s easy to see why. With...

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A Faithful Man

Louis Garrel was introduced to U.S. moviegoers (for all intents and purposes) as the male half of impossibly attractive, skirting-with-incestuous bisexual twins in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 2003 “The Dreamers.” (The female half was played by...

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Into the Ashes

“Into the Ashes” tells a blood-soaked story of violence, betrayal, and revenge that’s so familiar that if one of the actors on the screen inexplicably forgot what to say, a viewer could feed them their...

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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

According to local weather experts, the day that this review runs will be the hottest in Chicago in seven years. Every single time the mercury crests 100, I think of the summer of 1995,...

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CoinCoin and the Extra-Humans

“Bruno Dumont, comedy director” is no longer the oddity it seemed when he made “Li’l Quinquin” in 2014. Back then the thorny French auteur was famous for punishing people and waiting for an absent...

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At War

“Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity—TIME! It’s the one thing they’re running out of.”—Jon Stewart Of all the speeches in recent memory, few have channeled the indignant fury of...

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Bottom of the 9th

We usually see real-life couple Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in heightened roles that make the most of their looks. Each is almost an exaggeration of physical beauty and sizzling screen presence, and both...

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She’s Just a Shadow

A serial killer in a cop uniform ties up a prostitute, throws her naked body onto some train tracks, masturbates on her (to completion), and then videotapes her as she, wailing uncontrollably, is run...