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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    Honest, funny, self-aware. Burnham’s moments of vulnerability are what really moved me here. And the music is actually pretty great.

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    Sorry, but in my opinion a zombie flick without politics is a giant waste of a good metaphor. Though I will say, I enjoyed Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead a whole lot more than this outing. Lots of writing issues here.  Not sure how you can manage to have a 2.5 hour film with so little character development that none of the deaths hit. Also, I would have been much more excited about the gore if they’d used practical effects vs CGI.

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  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Is it terrible that I just want to quit my job, drop out of school and spend my days tracking down and reading everything Joan Didion ever wrote?

  • Edge of the Knife

    Edge of the Knife

    We are so damn privileged when First Nations storytellers opt to share their stories outside of their communities. These are the stories we tried to kill, to silence. But they are as resilient as their tellers. In the intro to the film, directors Edenshaw and Haig-Brown explained that the wildman story was often told at the beginning of a potlatch. Someone transgresses, doesn’t follow protocol. A traumatic event ensues and the man literally goes wild with guilt and grief. His…