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Review: 'War Dogs' Is Fine For What It Is

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War Dogs is a movie directed by the man behind The Hangover trilogy starring Jonah Hill at his most obnoxious and the douchy Miles Teller. Based on a true story, Hill and Teller play bro-y 20-something international arms dealers in....

Movies That Stay With You: Martin Scorsese's Elegiac, Era-Defining 'The Last Waltz'

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'See the man with the stage fright Just standing up there to give it all his might. And he got caught in the spotlight, But when we get to the end He wants to start all over again.' San Francisco,...

We Gaze Upon the Gentrification of the Burrito And Are Found Wanting

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Oh, the burrito. You mighty entree. You noble tortilla-encrusted messenger, springing forth from Mexico in a proud century-spanning tradition. In your presence we are inspired, we are filled with that most pure of euphoria. Pity be the traveler who enters...

'Ben-Hur' Review: Hurrible, But Not As Hurrible As It Could Have Ben

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In a summer filled with mostly mediocre movies......one champion rises from the ashes to save us all......and his name......is Benjamin Hur. Nope, just kidding. Ben-Hur isn't good. It could have been. Conceivably. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. came...

Donald Trump's Campaign Chairman Resigns Amid Scandal

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The writing was on the wall earlier this week when Donald Trump shook up his campaign by bringing in Breitbart's Stephen Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway -- who introduced us to regretful Donald Trump -- but now it's official: Trump's...

Nate Parker Reminds Us Yet Again of the Prevalence of Rape Culture

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In August of 1999, while roommates and teammates on the wrestling team at Penn State University, Nate Parker and Jean Celestin were charged with raping a woman (who will remain anonymous) while unconscious, although they claimed that sex between...

'The Nightly Show' Retrospective

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The Nightly Show aired its final episode last night, and, probably unexpectedly, got a visit from the Jon Stewart with some comforting words of wisdom. So here's the thing, Larry and I have a history. I really wanted to like...

Ben-Hur

If nothing else, “Ben-Hur,” directed by Timur Bekmambetov from a script by Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley, is a masterpiece of condensation. The celebrated 1959 version of the saga, once the most-Oscar-winning-picture-of-all-time, clocked in at almost four hours. Show More Summary

Morris From America

To be a black kid in America is to understand intimately and far oo young what it means to be disregarded, politicized, isolated—all themes hat thread their way through adolescence. To be a black kid from America living in Heidelberg, Germany is to only have those issues become impossible to ignore. Show More Summary

Spa Night

"Spa Night," Andrew Ahn's debut feature as a writer/director, developed in the Sundance Institute's Screenwriting Lab, is an intimate, deliberate exploration of the struggles of David (Joe Seo), a first-generation Korean-American, to...Show More Summary

A Tale of Love and Darkness

The nation of Israel is born in the late 1940s amid chaos while a mother expires along with her hopes for a better life. The story of both events will one day be shared with the world by her cherished son, who grows up to be a writer. Show More Summary

Imperium

“Imperium” is a film that offers moviegoers the sight of Daniel Radcliffe as a young FBI agent who infiltrates a white supremacist organization, occasionally being forced to spew racist invective. As premises go, it's an undeniably odd...Show More Summary

Ixcanul

Last year I was briefly in Reykjavik, so briefly that my husband and I elected to do the tourist thing and board a bus tour so we could see a bit of the country. As the bus rounded a long slope from which I could see several steaming...Show More Summary

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The title character of “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” was a fascinating man whose career as a prosecutor, trying to expose the crimes of the Nazis, certainly deserves the dramatic treatment director Lars Kraume gives it here. A Jew born...Show More Summary

Teleprompter Trump Says He's Sorry; Twitter Ain't Buying It

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Two weeks ahead of Labor Day, a time that pundits often say is when the general election race actually begins (then why put us through the last year and a half), Donald Trump seems to be attempting an actual pivot...

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog contemplates the Internet. What more do you need to know about "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World"? The promises and pitfalls of the digital age is the perfect subject for Herzog, a rare filmmaker who's a bigger...Show More Summary

Better Choices For the New Mary Jane, According to the Internet

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Spoilers for some racist Spider-Man nonsense you've probably seen in other headlines by now anyway! Thursday night, the internet was made aware of the rumor that Zendaya, whose role in the new Spider-Man was previously unknown-- is rumored to...

Ben-Hur

I went into Ben-Hur thinking we didn't need another interpretation of this story, but I left satisfied by the new one that we received.

'Suicide Squad' Vexes with Savvy Characters in Messy Exploits

Directed by: David Ayer; Runtime: 123 minutes Grade: C Even though they've seen a drastic uptick in exposure and popularity over the past couple of years, the Suicide Squad has been kicking around the DC comics universe for a long time. Show More Summary

Classic Musings: The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Long before it became en vogue to condemn the bombardment of superhero origin movies and remakes coming out of Hollywood, Rouben Mamoulian's The Mark of Zorro excelled at being both of those, in a roundabout way, as a new talkie adaptation of Johnston McCulley's "The Curse of Capristrano". Show More Summary

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