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A “Victorious” Return of a Nickelodeon Classic

A “Victorious” Return of a Nickelodeon Classic

November 20, 2019

It has been nearly seven years since the iconic program “Victorious” concluded its run on Nickelodeon, and millions have longed for its return ever since. To the joy of many, in early November,...

Rewind the 2010s: Streaming Changes the Game

Rewind the 2010s: Streaming Changes the Game

November 20, 2019

What TV often fails to include in political dramas is not hypocrisy, but rather the ridiculousness of it all.

“Marriage Story”: A Glimpse into Divorce’s Painful Ambivalence

“Marriage Story”: A Glimpse into Divorce’s Painful Ambivalence

November 20, 2019

There are three scenes in “Marriage Story” that feature some of the most dynamic acting in film this year, probably the last several years. The first is when Nicole Barber (Scarlett Johansson) explains...

“The Irishman” Cements Scorsese’s Legacy

“The Irishman” Cements Scorsese’s Legacy

November 13, 2019

“The Irishman” is the newest film by veteran director Martin Scorcese, adapted from the discredited book “I Heard You Paint Houses.” While “The Irishman” isn’t Scorcese’s best work, it...

“Harriet” Paints Image of Bravery and Perseverance

“Harriet” Paints Image of Bravery and Perseverance

November 6, 2019

With Harriet Tubman under consideration to be featured on the 20-dollar bill and audiences celebrating increased representation of people of color in films such as "Get Out" (2017), "Black Panther" (2018) and "Us" (2019), "Harriet" provides viewers with another opportunity to celebrate African American history. 

“Motherless Brooklyn” Stumbles to Success

“Motherless Brooklyn” Stumbles to Success

November 6, 2019

“Motherless Brooklyn” is really two movies in one. The first, a character-drama of private eyes and high-powered robbers, an assortment of colorful city-dwellers. The second, an almost documentary-like...

The Maddeningly Mystical Genius of “The Lighthouse”

The Maddeningly Mystical Genius of “The Lighthouse”

November 6, 2019

Editor’s note: Spoiler warning. When someone told me the best movie of the year was a 35mm black-and-white film detailing the complicated relationship of two men in a lighthouse, I thought they wer...

Rewind the 2010s: Best Movies of the Decade

Rewind the 2010s: Best Movies of the Decade

November 6, 2019

“Inside Out” (2015) Set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl whose five personified emotions — fear, anger, joy, disgust and sadness — guide her through life, “Inside Out” centers around...

“Terminator: Dark Fate” Not Destined to Failure

“Terminator: Dark Fate” Not Destined to Failure

November 6, 2019

To echo what many other critics are saying, “Terminator: Dark Fate” is easily the best “Terminator” movie since the beloved “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” roared into theaters almost 30 years...

“Jojo Rabbit” Mocks Nazism With Youthful Glee

“Jojo Rabbit” Mocks Nazism With Youthful Glee

October 30, 2019

“Jojo Rabbit” not only succeeds as an indictment of fascism and antisemitism but also as a coming-of-age dark comedy. 

“Greener Grass” Puzzles

“Greener Grass” Puzzles

October 30, 2019

While many of the scenes made me chuckle, the execution of the film’s foundational story left me dissatisfied.

“Joker” Lacks the Soul of Other Disturbing Psychological Thrillers

“Joker” Lacks the Soul of Other Disturbing Psychological Thrillers

October 16, 2019

Unfortunately, a lot of that potential goes unfulfilled in Todd Phillips’ film.

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