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  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour


    A Complicated Man Oversimplified

    To be fair, they can't talk much about his role in the 1943 Bengal Famine; the movie's set over a month or so in May 1940. Similarly, they can't discuss his role in '50s persecution of gay men. I get that. But there's a lot more to him than that and what we see here, a lot that's been brushed under the rug in the movie. Let's be real. There's that great, heartwarming scene where he…

  • Get Out

    Get Out


    Into the Sunken Place

    I'm sorry, but Armond White is a liar if he says he's never been in a group of predominantly white people and felt uncomfortable because of it. He doesn't have to like the movie; everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I honestly wasn't entirely sure I'd like it myself, as I'm in general not a horror fan. (And I'll tell you, I might have liked it better if I hadn't known it was horror and…

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  • Life Itself

    Life Itself


    Another Lost Father Figure

    Dear Roger,

    It's not like you'd be surprised it wasn't nominated. I think we could have shared a grim smile, if you'd still been able to smile. No, of course Steve James wasn't nominated for Best Documentary Feature for this, even though it's better than Finding Vivian Maier. Leaving aside that there seems to always be one mediocre film nominated in the category, every year, we could share a grumble about Hoop Dreams. If you'd still…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Promised Feminist Non-Click-Bait Perspective

    I don't normally do spoilers, as my regular readers know, but I really felt I had to this time. This is going to involve a heavy-duty discussion of the ending, because I promised a friend online that I'd talk about it from a feminist perspective, and I'm pretty sure, having watched it, that what he wanted to talk about was the ending. Or anyway about the last twenty minutes to half hour, which is about…