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Todd Phillips Doesn’t Understand His Own Movie

Todd Phillips Doesn’t Understand His Own Movie


Since its award-winning debut at the Venice Film Festival, Joker (2019) has been generating heated discussion online. Many critics praised it as a compelling film that stands out from the usual crowd of superhero fare, while others criticized its portrayal of gun violence and mental illness or its nihilistic political stance. These general lines of…

Trailer Takes: <i>Dickenson</i>, <i>Knives Out</i>, and <i>Warrior Queen of Jhansi</i>

Trailer Takes: Dickenson, Knives Out, and Warrior Queen of Jhansi

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Dickinson:  Chetan: As someone who doesn’t particularly like period dramas but watches them anyway, I have to say this trailer looks pretty interesting in the beginning. Dickinson is such an influential poet, but I honestly don’t know anything about her life. I didn’t enjoy the whole fantasy ghost carriage bit, but I can see…

D23 and the Dark Side of Disney’s Cultural Dominance

D23 and the Dark Side of Disney’s Cultural Dominance


On the weekend of August 23, thousands of Disney fans and reporters flocked to Anaheim, California for D23, Disney’s biannual exposition of all the things it plans to do in the near future. They were treated to a smorgasbord of reveals, from upcoming films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to new Star Wars shows to…

Has CGI Gone Too Far?

Has CGI Gone Too Far?


When I saw that a new trailer for It: Chapter Two (2019) had been posted online yesterday, it took me a long time to build up the courage to watch it. The first movie absolutely terrified me and I assumed that just watching the trailer for the second film would give me enough nightmare fuel…

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