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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

Watching “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards” is akin to skimming a celebrity-saturated Instagram page. There are plentiful pretty faces and objects on display, but nary a trace of substance in the captions and no link in the bio. Show More Summary


“Wetlands” is a film that wants to work in two ways: as a drama about a man desperately attempting to reestablish ties to his justifiably estranged teenage daughter, and as a gritty modern-day film noir filled with drugs, murder, gangsters, infidelity and even a genuine femme fatale thrown in for good measure. Show More Summary

The Wilde Wedding

One of those paint-by-numbers romcoms that feels like you might have seen it a dozen times before, Damien Harris’ “The Wilde Wedding” takes place in a plush upstate New York house where the friends and family of Eve Wilde (Glenn Close), a retired movie star, have gathered to celebrate her fourth marriage. Show More Summary

Hot Mics, And Missiles, And Right-Wing Outrage, Oh My!

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Paul Ryan threw cold water on the DACA deal Trump made with the Democrats, saying that any agreement would have to pass the House first. Meanwhile Schumer was caught on a hot mic talking about Trump, saying "he likes us,"...

Fck, Marry, Falcon Punch: Grotesque Creatures Showdown

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Don't pretend you didn't see this coming. Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers, and Jason Voorhees. Ghoulies, Gremlins, and Critters. Babadook, Pennywise, and Jodi. (Thanks for this one, Seth.) Darkman, Toxic Avenger, and Swamp Thing. Deadpool, Hellboy, and Darkness from Legend. For...

This is All, As The Kids Say, Too Real

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Beat Shazam on Fox at 8:00pm ET. First season finale. Thursday Night Football: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals on NFL Network at 8:25pm ET. 11th season premiere. Football seems to have settled into only being on on the correct nights...

TIFF 2017: “Jane”

The most talked-about documentary of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival came to the annual event courtesy of one of the form's current best filmmakers, Brett Morgen. Always surprising and always deeply considered, Morgen’s documentaries defy the standard expectations of the stuffy, talking-head bio-doc, both in approach and execution. Show More Summary

TIFF Review: Margot Robbie Turns In Her Best Performance To Date in the Funny, Profane 'I, Tonya'

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"I was loved for a moment," Tonya Harding explains. "Then I was hated. Then I was a punch line." She delivers this summary directly into the lens, and then turns it back: "It was like being abused by you. All...

'South Park' Tackles Charlottesville, Kind Of, In Its Season Premiere

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South Park returned last night with its 21st season premiere, and while it did not specifically go back to the Donald Trump well -- where it failed so miserably last year -- it did return to political and cultural issues,...

How the Body Positivity Movement Went Skinny

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Jennifer Lawrence is not fat. The Oscar winning darling of Hollywood is a beautiful white woman with a fit frame who clearly works hard, as the vast majority of women in the entertainment industry do, to adhere to its stifling...

No Idea What's Going On in Guillermo Del Toro's 'Shape of Water,' But We're Here For It

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Sally Hawkins is deaf, Octavia Spencer looks like she just walked over from the Hidden Figures set, Michael Shannon is yelling, and Richard Spencer is a sweet, doddering old man. Oh yeah, and there's a friendly monster who lives in....

Great! Now We Know Where Everyone Stands on DACA and The Wall

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There was a deal, and then there wasn't a deal, and now there may be a deal. Here's Trump this morning, per the press pool: "We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people...

Devin Faraci Parts Ways With Alamo Drafthouse Following Rehiring News

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This week's developments involving the news that the Alamo Drafthouse had quietly rehired former Birth.Movies.Death editor Devin Faraci following an allegation of sexual assault made last October have been mired in mistrust and a lack of transparency. We have already...

Babadook And Pennywise Are #RelationshipGoals

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God bless them internets. When we need something gleefully absurd, they do always provide. Last summer, the titular monster from Jennifer Kent's critically lauded horror hit The Babadook became a gay icon thanks to one Netflix tagging error gone viral...

Jennifer Lawrence Snatches Charlize's Look In Eyeroll-Worthy 'Red Sparrow' Trailer

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What if instead of Atomic Blonde being about a steely MI6 agent who took no prisoners and bedded down whenever and with whomever she pleases, you had a blonde bombshell who was a doe-eyed honeypot pushed into the spy world...

'Full Frontal' Makes A Compelling Case For Sigh Not Punching Nazis In The Face

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She's back! Again! I think for good this time maybe? I'll still need to check the listing for the next couple of weeks, but also I feel like I should shut up and take whatever Ms. Bee gives us. This...

Thumbnails 9/14/17

Thumbnails is a roundup of brief excerpts to introduce you to articles from other websites that we found interesting and exciting. We provide links to the original sources for you to read in their entirety.—Chaz Ebert 1. "Roxane Mesquida, Najarra Townsend, Kevin Wehby, Jack C. Show More Summary

Morning Briefing: Donald Trump's Crazed, Schizophrenic Thought Process over the Last 12 Hours

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So, last night, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer came out of a dinner with Donald Trump under the belief that they had struck a deal to codify the Dream Act into law in exchange for stronger border security (but no...

Brad's Status

“Brad’s Status” might be the most Ben Stillerish movie Ben Stiller has ever made, and that’s actually a good thing. The actor and director has made much of his career out of playing comically miserable men: self-centered, frustrated, passive-aggressively perturbed. Show More Summary

It's Been a Good Day: The DREAMers Are Saved AND Manchild Martin Shkreli Is Headed To Jail

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Great news here: BREAKING: Schumer, Pelosi announce deal with Trump to protect young immigrants; will include border security, but no wall.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 14, 2017 I think we all knew that border security would be a part...

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