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Mulan | Niki Caro

Mulan fails as action spectacle and lazily cribs from the vast cinematic legacy it so loosely approximates. After such massive financial successes as Beauty and the Beast and especially last year’s The Lion King, it was of course highly unlikely that Disney would stop mining their…

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by M.G. Mailloux Film Streaming Scene

Black is King | Beyonce

Beyonce’s instincts for visual panache are undermined by the studio’s clear attempt to expropriate and Disneyfy Black is King. As an act of synergy, the Beyonce-directed Disney+ release Black is King feels natural, perhaps even inevitable. At this point, Beyonce has successfully built herself…

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by Greg Cwik Film Streaming Scene

Hamilton | Thomas Kail

Hamilton barely qualifies as a film, losing much of what makes it a stage success in translation, and its historical revisionism feels much murkier in 2020 America.  In New York, during the 19th century, there was Broadway, which catered to New York’s more affluent…