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Da 5 Bloods

“When you take 20 million black people and make them fight all your wars and pick all your cotton and never give them any real recompense, sooner or later their allegiance towards you is going to wear thin.”  Spike Lee opens up his latest joint, Da 5 Bloods, with a shockingly well timed, eye-opening montaged…

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AFI Top 100: Goodfellas

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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Academy in Review: The 1980s

Like so many other billions of people, quarantine life has led me to find something to do, and I’ve settled on watching every single Best Picture nominee from all 92 years of the Academy Awards. And for fun, we’re gonna be reviewing every decade to look back at the highs and lows throughout the years…

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Staff Selects: Oscar Hopes

Joker picked up the most nominations and 1917 seems to be the predicted winner (at least according to most of our staff) for this year’s Oscars, but we’ve got other films in mind for what we’d like to see take home the gold this Sunday: Best Picture: Marriage Story Though it was initially seen as…

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The Turning

I thought our January horror curse was over with the quickly forgotten remake of The Grudge. How wrong was I to believe such a blessing could be true. It’s as if The Grudge was forgotten so quickly that another bad studio horror film had to be released a few weeks later so that we would…

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Staff Selects: Short Films

Perfectly (and unintentionally, we promise) coinciding with the release of David Lynch’s latest short film What Did Jack Do? this week, our staff highlights some of their favorite short films: Goldman v Silverman (2020) “Favorite short film.” Now those are some words that filled me with a fair bit of dread. Not that I don’t…

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2020: THE AWARDS, THE AFTERMATH, AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE OSCARS

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards started off with business as usual for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s booze-filled party meant to celebrate the year’s best achievements in film and television. It was almost a revival of the early 2000s: Jennifer Aniston! Brad Pitt! Jennifer Lopez! Charlize Theron! Eddie Murphy! Renée Zellweger! As the celebrities…

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