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Dunkirk: Christopher Nolan’s Brainy, Beautiful, Hollow Hurricane

I saw Dunkirk, yawned, and went to bed. I woke slowly to the ripping roar of jet engines at dawn (I had crashed at a friend’s house near SeaTac) and before opening my eyes, realized with a jolt: … 2,062 more words

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Kong: Skull Island

Zinger of a lame sauce movie. Don’t get me wrong—it’s beautifully shot (mostly thanks to Australia), and the raw story is decent as far as monkey god stories go, but the characters are so flat that if you were to transform their depth into a puddle, an ant couldn’t drown in it. 188 more words

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Oscars 2017: Wows & Whoopsies (Mostly Whoopsies)

Okay, so the two themes of the Red Carpet this year were MEH and BLEH. Tons of emerging trends that we just can’t be friends with: double waists, tiered skirts, twin handcuff bracelets, grievous throwbacks to horrible 90s belts…. 1,518 more words

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