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Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

December 23, 2019

"The Santaland Diaries" is everything people are thinking during the holidays but does not dare to say. Sardonic and humorous, “The Santaland Diaries”—based on David Sedaris' essay by the same name...

The cast of “Jojo Rabbit,” a satirical film about a young boy in Nazi Germany who befriends a Jewish girl he finds living in his walls.

Critique: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ are Nazis really that entertaining?

November 10, 2019

While death may be a part of life, reminiscing on the horrors of the Holocaust does not have to happen time and time again. Director Taika Waititi, known for “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), released his l...

Review: 'The Lighthouse,' a shining example of mental manipulation

Review: ‘The Lighthouse,’ a shining example of mental manipulation

October 31, 2019

Nature meets hallucination-born madness in Robert Eggers’ 2019 black and white film, “The Lighthouse.” This 110-minute mental trip is an uneasy cocktail of the water, the gales and the cooped up del...

Bill Hader and Finn Wolfhard, who played the older and younger versions of Richie respectively, were standouts in “IT Chapter Two.”

REVIEW: ‘IT Chapter Two’ crams too much plot in the clown car

September 14, 2019

Between its clown shoe-dragging pace and unnecessary dive into IT’s (a.k.a Pennywise’s) lore, “IT Chapter Two” doesn’t quite measure up to its predecessor—but it still made me cry, laugh and s...

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