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A Dark Song

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If occult magic had real power, what would it take to achieve it? If humanity could summon and control transcendent spirits, would the process be painless? Empowering? Academic? A Dark…

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Coco

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Pixar’s latest is a masterpiece of animation and storytelling with it’s characteristic warmth and humor wrapped in a no-cliches, culturally-specific narrative. The story takes place in Mexico, features an all-Latino…

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Paterson

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“Say it! No ideas but in things. Mr. Paterson has gone away to rest and write.” – William Carlos Williams, Paterson (1946-1958) Why is Adam Driver a leading man? He’s…

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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In post-war Japan, rebuilding quickly meant embracing new technologies. Every decade brought more advancements and a deeper integration of burgeoning computer power. The high-tech future, always a part of Japanese popular imagination, became…

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Arrival

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There’s been some debate about how the studio cut the trailers for Arrival: more Independence Day than The Fountain. For such a minimalist, quiet film it seems the editors managed…

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