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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Captures the Magic of Mister Rogers

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Captures the Magic of Mister Rogers

December 4, 2019

Hollywood is digging up its old heroes — or at least reimagining their classic narratives. The science fiction, superhero and pulp icons of old are being reborn, even if only to get one last dollar out...

Sisters Elsa and Anna returned to theaters on Nov. 22 with “Frozen 2,” featuring new adventures and magical moments. (Courtesy of twitter)

“Frozen 2” Remains Magical as Ever

December 4, 2019

It’s been nearly six years since Disney blockbuster “Frozen” introduced itself to the world, and its highly anticipated sequel was finally released on Nov. 22. While the first movie tied up its ending...

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,...

Recapping the best shows of the decade. (Courtesy of Facebook)

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.

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star in “Marriage Story,” a raw look at the emotional turmoil caused by divorce. S a pioneer in abortion rights, passed away at the age of 69. 69.n HBO’s new seven-part limited series “Big Little Lies” (Courtesy of Twitter)

“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...

Robert Di Nero and Alfredo Pacino star in Martin Scorsese’s “Irishman” as Frank Sheeran and Jim Hoffa, respectively. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“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” chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman who risked her life to rescue slaves and lead them to safety in the North. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“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” features a detective who uses his quirks to his advantage. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“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”

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

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” stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictured above, along with Mackenzie Davis. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“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

October 30, 2019

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

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