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Fury Road at the Box Office

Fury Road at the Box Office

The four Mad Max movies are nominally post-apocalyptic, although their...

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Battle of Wounded Egos

Battle of Wounded Egos

“Blazing Saddles could never get made today.” We all know how virulent...

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Hollywood Plays with Fire

Hollywood Plays with Fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his...

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Pirate Baywatch

Pirate Baywatch

Last week, we learned Sony Pictures had been hacked and millions of people were...

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America’s Rapist Dad

America’s Rapist Dad

Bill Cosby is the first black person that I ever remember my family liking. Then...

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Interstellar Stoic

Interstellar Stoic

With the exception of the teeming masses of Philip K. Dick adaptations, science...

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Someone’s Over the Rainbow

Someone’s Over the Rainbow

Which one is Rose McGowan again? It’s a complaint as old as Sunset Boulevard:...

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Gone Girl: The Last Villainess?

Gone Girl: The Last Villainess?

The denunciations of the hit mystery movie Gone Girl by feminists for daring to...

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The Most Sensible Guy in the Room

The Most Sensible Guy in the Room

Irving Kristol (sort of) said, “A conservative is a liberal who’s been...

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Defending Film

Defending Film

This was a bad summer for movies at the American box office, with total gross down...

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Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

August has been turning into Black Movie Month. This year, Tate Taylor, the white...

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Every Ape for Himself

Every Ape for Himself

The usual complaint of critics about sequels is that they are intellectually...

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No Room on the Ark

No Room on the Ark

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah accomplishes what any great myth should: it communicates...

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The Two 007s

The Two 007s

In the movie business, conventional wisdom has it that to succeed at the box...

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