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October 3, 2019

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Joker | Todd Phillips

October 3, 2019

Stick with me here: what if someone made a superhero movie, but, and I’m just spitballing, they took out all the superhero stuff so it was just, like, a regular movie? A real movie. That’s the ostensibly revelatory tack Hangover auteur Todd Phillips has taken with Joker, a profoundly useless film that’s been produced and packaged under the illusion that it’s an antidote to comic book films’ corporate and cultural hegemony and therefore a serious reckoning with The Way We Live…

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#StreamingScene by Daniel Gorman Film

In the Shadow of the Moon | Jim Mickle

It is endlessly frustrating to see Netflix continue to gobble up talented, idiosyncratic directors and spew out garbled, muddled nonsense. As critic Katie Rife recently wrote over at The AV Club, “the streaming service seems to have a knack for commissioning original films from…

October 3, 2019
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