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Video Essay: Roger Deakins: 0 for 13

At this point, it’s safe to say that Roger Deakins can shoot anything and it would look remarkable. The cinematographer has become something of living legend in the industry. Filmmakers and cinephiles revel at his body of work and his presence behind the camera is only bolstered by his prolific work ethic. Show More Summary

Agnes Varda and JR on "Faces Places"

The red carpets of any Cohen media building are a little overwhelming. They put you on alert, make the space seem bigger, but also like it might be closing in on you. The fifth floor office on 59th street is all sensory overload, phones...Show More Summary

Box Office Report: The Mountain Between Blades

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Look, you're going to be seeing a lot of headlines talking up the disappointing first weekend of release for Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to one of science-fiction cinema's most influential movies. And yes, the numbers aren't as strong...

The Debate Over the Mental Fitness of the President Begins in Earnest

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Bob Corker Shit Talks the Prez -- I saw a lot of our commenters in last night's Pajiba Love being all, like, "Screw Bob Corker. Where was he before the election?" Hey! I get it. And every time a Republican...

POS Harvey Weinstein Officially Fired, and Bob Corker Pops Off on Donald Trump

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Harvey Weinstein is officially out at the company that bears his name. My guess is that the company won't survive that much longer, either (with 5 board members resigning and rumors that Harvey's brother, Bob, tipped off the Times i...

Hugh Grant Is Having A Blast In The New 'Paddington 2' Trailer

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Prepare yourselves for another dose of adorable, wholesome and heart-warming family fun: Paddington is back! The first Paddington movie was one of those gems that could reduce even the most hard-hearted cynic to a misty-eyed hugger. It was nostalgic and...

Gal Gadot Hosts a Very Bad 'SNL' Except for that One Skit Where Wonder Woman Kisses Kate McKinnon

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Cold Open -- Jason Aldean, who was the country music artist on stage when the shooting broke out in Las Vegas earlier this week, pays tribute to not only the lives lost this week but Tom Petty with a fantastic...

The 'Saturday Night Live' Cold Open Pays Perfect Tribute to Both the Vegas Victims and Tom Petty

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Jason Aldean, who was the country music artist on stage when the massacre began this week in Las Vegas, pays tribute to not only the lives lost but Tom Petty -- who died the day after the Vegas shooting --...

NYFF 2017: “Faces Places,” “Mrs. Hyde,” “Sea Sorrow”

“Chance has always been my best assistant,” says veteran director Agnes Varda to her newest collaborator, JR in the charming documentary “Faces Places.” Adhering to this piece of advice, the duo takes a laissez-faire approach to their photographic journey through the French countryside. Show More Summary

Walking Out

Many of us were told in school that there were seven basic types of stories, and that two of them were "man vs. nature" and "man vs. himself." Of course, all good stories ultimately fit into that second category, even if the other ones fit, too. Show More Summary

'Blade Runner 2049' Review: Emotionally Brilliant, Intellectually Shallow

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The review for Blade Runner 2049 is extraordinarily simple: however you felt about the original Blade Runner is how you will feel about this sequel. If you felt the original was a visually striking and staggeringly subtle and deep science...

'You're The Worst': The Only RomCom Where You Don't Ship The Main Characters

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First off, yes, You're The Worst isn't actually a rom-com. It only recently, in fact, became an anti-romcom. But it is currently in a position familiar to many a romcom plot. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to...

30 Minutes on: "Straight, No Chaser"

Editor's note: This piece is written in conjunction with the Dallas Video Festival DocFest's Oct. 8, 2017 screening of "Straight, No Chaser," a 1988 film about the life and music of Thelonious Monk. The event will include a post-screening...Show More Summary

The Florida Project Review

The Florida Project is eye-opening, unconventional, sweet, scary, odd and heartbreaking. It's a fantastic movie, one I haven't stopped thinking about since I saw it.

The Commodified Country Paradise of the Pioneer Woman

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As someone who is a certified bad chef, as well as the daughter of one, I prefer to get my culinary kicks from cooking shows. The Food Network is a go-to form of comfort entertainment for me, particularly after tough...

If The Dodgers Lose The World Series... Blame Me

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One of my earliest memories as a baseball fan is turning on the television at five years old and randomly watching the Los Angeles Dodgers. I already loved baseball, but with no local professional team to root for, I basically...

The 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Trailer Is Here. Don't Bother Trying Not To Lose Your Sht

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I'm very much on record as enjoying the shit out of the first Pacific Rim film. Guillermo Del Toro's mechs-vs-monsters extravaganza hit all of my nerdling g-spots, and I walked out of it thrilled and exhilarated, while simultaneously accepting its...

'Gerald's Game' and the Differences Between Female and Male Protagonists In Film

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I watched Gerald's Game on Saturday after being told it was an amazing, horrifying film. I was ready to fully immerse myself in the story of a woman (Carla Gugino) being cuffed to a bed and left to escape after...

Review: 'The Mountains Between Us' Is Terrible, But Idris Does Take Off His Shirt, So ...

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I don't understand why The Mountain Between Us was made. It feels like one of those implausible, miraculous, inspired by actual events films. If it were, then I'd understand why Fox might have greenit the picture, because truth is often...

Thumbnails 10/6/17

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. "Emer Kinsella...Show More Summary

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