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Home Entertainment Guide: May 2024
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10 NEW TO NETFLIX "Dark Waters""The Equalizer""The Gentlemen""The Peanut Butter Falcon""Shrek""A Simple Favor""Sing Street""Starship Troopers""Traffic""Upgrade" 12 NEW ON BLU-RAY/DVD "All That Breathes" (Criterion) One of the best documentaries of the 2020s has been given the Janus Contemporaries treatment, the new...
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Clipped
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When the Los Angeles Lakers got a prestige HBO mini-series in “Winning Time,” it seemed only a matter of time before that other team in the City of Angels got in on the action. Sadly, the most interesting recent story in...
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With Flipside, Chris Wilcha Made a Triumphant Film About Failure
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Chris Wilcha has not fully absorbed that his new movie will be in theaters soon. “I had this moment today actually,” he tells me Tuesday over Zoom from his Los Angeles home. “I’m getting on a plane to go to...
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We Are Lady Parts is TV at its Finest
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Think of a perfect punk song: Crashing drums, sonorous vocals, jaw-dropping guitar solos that leave the listener in awe, a bassline that makes the very cells of the body vibrate. The song takes neither too much nor too little time...
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MoviePass, MovieCrash
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For a few gossamer years in the 2010s, movie fans ate well—perhaps a little too well. That was, of course, courtesy of a little red debit card called MoviePass, the product of an ambitious startup that promised nirvana for any...
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For Love & Life: No Ordinary Campaign
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Do you remember the viral ice bucket challenge in the summer of 2014? The challenge videos of people getting ice water dumped on their heads were viewed 10 billion times and raised over $100 million.   Here’s a harder question: Do you...
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A Special Kind of Beauty: Viggo Mortenson on The Dead Don’t Hurt
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Set on the western U.S. frontier during the 1860s, “The Dead Don’t Hurt” follows the relationship that develops between independent French-Canadian woman Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) and Danish immigrant Holgen Olsen (Viggo Mortensen). The two meet in San Francisco,...
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Cannes 2024: Normal Normal or Cannes Normal?
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I’m back after 15 days in Cannes--still jetlagged, my mind still spinning from the dozens and dozens of films I screened. The sense of familiarity of wandering the streets between my apartment and the Palais, running into the shopkeepers, restauranteurs,...
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Cannes Video #8: Critics Roundtable
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The Cannes Film Festival is underway, and Chaz Ebert is on the ground to report on every development. In this video, critics Jason Gorber, Ben Kenigsberg, Lisa Nesselson, and Isaac Feldberg talk about their findings on the festival's offerings. Watch the video below.
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Neon’s Five Palme d’Or Winners, Ranked
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It wasn’t that long ago that the Palme d’Or didn’t mean much to the average moviegoer. Sure, it’s the top prize at the world’s most prestigious film festival, but the Cannes award didn’t necessarily translate into major box office—or even...
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