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‘Ready Player One’: a celebration of Steven Spielberg’s pop culture

For over a decade now, Steven Spielberg’s cinema has taken a turn for the more historical, with releases such as War Horse, Lincoln, and The Post — all of which are solid movies, but ones that are safer than previous, more ground-breaking work from the director (think: Jaws, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park). And so when news broke out

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‘I Feel Pretty’: Amy Schumer shines in well-intentioned, but problematic comedy

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In a genre that is increasingly becoming unforgiving, it is difficult to appease an informed audience of critics with a run-of-the-mill comedy. The formula is as follows: a seemingly perfect protagonist — usually a woman — disrupted by a change in their life, commonly the end of a relationship, a wacky self-actualising plan, a series of unrealistic events, a new

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‘Unsane’: seeing is believing in Soderbergh’s newest medical thriller

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This review of Unsane was written by Christy Choueiri. Choueiri is a published poet and writer and the poetry editor for Rusted Radishes: Beirut Literary and Art Journal. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature at the American University of Beirut where her work focuses on depictions of gender, sexuality, and mental health in cultural forms. Considering

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‘Good Time’: the Safdie Brothers direct one of the best action films in years

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A doctor has a conversation with a mentally challenged man. Slamming the door open, a second man, agitated, walk in and pulls his brother out of the doctor’s office and reassures him that he doesn’t need any doctors. The two are then seen donning disguises and robbing a bank in quick sequences that are gripping and exhilarating, masterfully edited, and

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‘Final Portrait’: an all-too-brief glimpse into Alberto Giacometti’s life

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2018 was a big year for Armie Hammer, whose starring role in the Oscar-winning, queer, coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name garnered him widespread acclaim and accolades across various awards circuits. Despite being around for a minute, the actor had yet to be cast in a role that would afford him the range he needed to showcase the extent

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