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katie cafaro sundance review

Love and Crime in the Mountains

In a Year of Mixed Feelings, the Sundance Film Festival’s All-Over-the-Map Programming

The news that An Inconvenient Sequel, the decade-later follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, would be opening the 2017 Sundance Film Festival came only shortly before the first day, but the pick seemed fitting considering the line-up’s general doom and gloom with twinges of hope and humor. By contrast to its predecessor, Sequel…

emma marguiles a review of loving and moana

unfamiliar waters

loving and moana at the movies

Loving, Jeff Nichols’ new biopic about the couple at the center of the Supreme Court case that ended anti-miscegenation laws in the United States, is neither truly a biopic nor a film about the center of anything. The name’s on the nose, but only incidentally—Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) was a white laborer who, in 1958,…

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Royal Treatment

Watching The Crown on Netflix

Early on in the new Netflix series The Crown, which tracks the ascension and early monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II, the future queen’s father, King George VI (the show’s breakout star, Jared Harris), gives his daughter a movie camera as a wedding present. “If your marriage is as happy as mine has been,” he says,…

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senior slump

the modern film auteur and the impossibility of following oneself

As a preface—did you see, Hail, Caesar?  (That’s a tricky sentence to write, incidentally, since the stylistic typography used by the Coen brothers for their most recent directorial effort is actually Hail, Caesar!, which is a devil of a thing to try to end an interrogative with, but there you are.) If you did, statistically…