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Why Are Netflix Original Movies So Bad?

Cincinnati CityBeat critic tt stern-enzi asks after watching “The Kissing Booth,” “Alex Strangelove” and others.

Netflix has seized the crown from HBO this year, with 112 Emmy nominations to 108 for the premium cable network. 674 more words

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'Hearts Beat Loud' Leads With Dynamic Soul

Regular readers know I’m the stepfather of two wonderful daughters. My older, college-age daughter is also in a band that’s on the road this summer. She’s living a dream, one that belongs completely to her and her bandmates, which means that the attention they have garnered comes with no strings attached to their parents […] 838 more words

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'Whitney' Unearths Singer's Dark Soul

There really isn’t anything remotely “pop” centered in the filmmaking of Kevin Macdonald, the director behind the feature films “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Eagle,” and “How I Live Now” as well as the documentaries “One Day in September” (which earned an Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 2000), “Touching the Void,” and […] 827 more words

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No Country For An Old 'Sicario'

A few years ago, we learned what a “sicario” was, thanks to screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (who with “Wind River” has proven to be a fantastic crime-fiction writer-director) and director Denis Villeneuve. 839 more words

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REVIEW: One of Kentucky's most bizarre heists is now the subject of a good movie

‘American Animals’ is a dramatization of the 2004 theft of rare books — by students — from Transylvania College in Lexington.

Truth, no matter how much we disagree, has always been about perception. 711 more words

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The Long Con of 'American Animals'

Is this the new definition of true-crime reality?


Jared Abrahamson, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, and Barry Keoghan (l-r)

By T.T. Stern-Enzi

Truth, no matter how much we disagree, has always been about perception. 775 more words

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We All Want To Live In 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood'

New documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” opens in Cincinnati on Thursday and deserves to be seen by everyone who ever liked Mr. Rogers.

The tagline for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 702 more words

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