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Ready Player One is the nadir of fanboy culture

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2018 13:44:11 April 2, 2018 13:44:11
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Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, a return to his populist roots and the escapist fantasies for which he is most famous. Based on poet Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, RPO is a fanboy’s love letter to nostalgia and gatekeeping and now it’s been enshrined by Steven Spielberg himself. Full Story

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Do not sleep on Thoroughbreds

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 23, 2018 18:53:47 March 23, 2018 18:53:47

I already slept on The Love Witch, Anna Biller’s superbly stylized 2016 film about a witch addicted to love—it’s on Amazon Prime, so we can all get caught up—and I almost missed Thoroughbreds, so it is with the determination of not missing another offbeat genre flick about a couple of non-conforming young women that I am demanding everyone see Thoroughbreds. Full Story

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 19, 2015 15:32:51 June 19, 2015 15:32:51
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Spoilers, but also like, the title Like Whiplash before it, one film won both the Audience Award and the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Whiplash went on to bag five Oscar nominations, winning three of them. I don’t know if Dying Girl will have the legs to carry it all the way to Oscar—it’s not as ferocious a movie as Whiplash, and it lacks a fiery, attention-getting performance—but it is certainly a very good movie, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see it pull an Adapted Screenplay nomination, if nothing else, telling the story of awkward high school student Greg’s senior year, in which he befriends a terminally ill classmate, struggles with his future, and falls out with his best friend. Full Story

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