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Trial & Error: The Schurest Non-Schur Show

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The golden age of television is winding down. Part of it isn’t necessarily due to a lack of quality but an overabundance of quantity. Every channel is in the prestige drama business, and… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Blindspotting’

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Directed by: Carlos Lopez Estrada Starring: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, and Janina Gavankar Plot: With three days left in his probation, an ex-con reflects on race and violence. Review: There is such a thing as a… Continue reading

Phobia Philms: ‘The Dead Zone’

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties.… Continue reading

Marvel: Fear Father’s Ambition

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE In a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor submerges himself in a hot spring to commune with the Norn, cosmic beings who rule… Continue reading

Top 100 Acting Performances of the ’00s (Top 20)

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20. Jamie Foxx – Ray The tightrope one must walk to capture the true eccentricity of our most eccentric figures without being a full blown parody must be razor thin, but Jamie Foxx… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

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Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric the Entertainer) Plot: A priest questions his faith after a traumatic run in with an environmental activist. Review: In a Q&A after… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

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Directed by: Brett Haley Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, and Toni Collette Plot: A single dad tries to connect with his daughter over music before she goes to college Review: Nick Offerman stars as “Non Swanson”… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Support the Girls’

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Directed by: Andrew Bujalski Starring: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, and Shayna McHayle Plot: The manager of a sports bar has her patience tested. Review: The workplace comedy use to be such a more prominent subgenre… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘Eighth Grade’

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Directed by: Bo Burnham Starring: Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton Plot: A socially awkward girl tries to make friends before graduating middle school Review: Comedians find a lot of currency in being very self-aware about their… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘American Animals’

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Directed by: Bart Layton Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, and Ann Dowd Plot: Four friends plot to rob a local college of some priceless art. Review: American Animals is so many things at once. If nothing… Continue reading