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“The Death of Stalin” Get Inspired About America

A period satire that shines a light on the scrambling, flailing, and power grabs of the political cockroaches and cronies in Joseph Stalin’s inner circle

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“The Last Hurrah”: A Multifaceted Character Study of a Politician From a Bygone Era

John Ford’s great political film.

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What We Can Learn From Anne Elliot’s Quiet Strength In ‘Persuasion’

“Persuasion” is Jane Austen’s thoughtful novel that perfectly balances tradition and modernity.

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“Inside”: Bo Burnham can’t think of reasons not to kill himself

Andrew Klavan on the new Bo Burnham’s Netflix special “Inside”

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Preston Sturges On Advertising & American Politics

Aristocracy & Democracy in Hollywood

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REVIEW: “Mandibles”, a Comic Vision of Our New Dark Age

Mandibles critiques mankind’s ruthlessness and egocentricity characterized by literal greed — not a favorable subject when film culture is committed to comic-book fantasies and self-congratulatory political correctness.

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REVIEW: Shyamalan Returns to His “Old” Habits

The director’s latest mind-bender suggests his ‘Split’ rebirth was but a mirage.

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The Mr. Rogers of Children’s Poetry: Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson clearly aimed at enhancing this childhood sense of wonder. His verse reinforces this sense of awe and mystery our kids feel

Posted in Music Pop

Are we on the verge of forgetting Amy Winehouse?

She’s the greatest thing ever to come out of here, the highest heights of Barnet, our queen.

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“Those Who Wish Me Dead” Why Taylor Sheridan Is the Poet of Heroism

Those Who Wish Me Dead raises the question of natural justice, of man’s situation in the world.

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“BLACK WIDOW” and the bonds of Family

The latest big-screen Marvel movie is about family versus the totalizing demands of a society that sees fertility and parenthood as an inconvenience.

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Bo Burnham’s “Inside”: A Millennial’s Anxiety Masterpiece

Inside is resonating in our post-pandemic world, and a new book helps us understand why.