Lost Illusions review: A sexy and entertaining costume drama
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Lost Illusions review: A sexy and entertaining costume drama

In the busy world of Lost Illusions, corruption reigns supreme. Cities are cesspools of crime and debauchery. Fake news circulates like a virus, destroying lives and chipping away at the fragile democratic state. The high cost of living makes everyone scramble for their daily bread, sacrificing whatever ideals they have left just to survive. Nothing Read more

Kin’s Clare Dunne on Charlie Cox’s generosity & shooting during COVID
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Kin’s Clare Dunne on Charlie Cox’s generosity & shooting during COVID

What would you do for your family? That’s the question asked repeatedly in the Irish crime drama Kin, and the answer is often accompanied by bursts of violence and dead bodies on the ground. Starring Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox as a recently released criminal hell-bent on revenge, the series stars some of Ireland’s best actors, including Read more

On the Count of Three writers on blending comedy and drama
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On the Count of Three writers on blending comedy and drama

On the Count of Three isn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill buddy movie. The lead protagonists, Val and Kevin, are both committed to killing themselves in 24 hours, and want to settle old conflicts that led them to their fatal decision. Yet what sounds like a serious drama is also one of the best comedies of the Read more

Shepherd’s star and director on trauma, horror, & bad Scottish weather
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Shepherd’s star and director on trauma, horror, & bad Scottish weather

A man, a dog, and a dilapidated lighthouse. For the majority of Shepherd, these are the only things that fill the screen, and yet the film is one of the most claustrophobic horror movies ever made. Much of the credit goes to director Russell Owen and lead actor Tom Hughes, who both create a chilling Read more

Sarah Dessen & Sofia Alvarez on Along for the Ride’s dreamy YA love story
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Sarah Dessen & Sofia Alvarez on Along for the Ride’s dreamy YA love story

Love stories never go out of style, particularly those with performances by two engaging leads, gorgeous cinematography, and an evocative soundtrack that takes viewers of all ages back to a summer where love was lost and found (and not necessarily in that order). The new Netflix film, Along for the Ride, is a superior example Read more

Firebird’s director and star on forbidden romance and Top Gun
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Firebird’s director and star on forbidden romance and Top Gun

Two lovers torn apart by forces beyond their control is a tale as old as Romeo and Juliet, but how many love stories incorporate 1970s Russia, a symbolic ballet dance, and jet fighters used as metaphors for sexual climax? Firebird is in a class of its own, a gay romance that can only best be Read more

Ashley Stayner on true crime & family trauma in Captive Audience
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Ashley Stayner on true crime & family trauma in Captive Audience

There’s the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s never been more true than in Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story. The three-part docuseries, now streaming on Hulu, tells the true and tragic story of the Stayner family, who endured the kidnapping of one son and, decades later, the arrest of Read more

Belmont Cameli and Emma Pasarow discuss Along for the Ride
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Belmont Cameli and Emma Pasarow discuss Along for the Ride

Every May, there seems to be another variation of the Summer That Changed Everything movie: School is out, girl meets boy, boy likes girl, girl’s heart gets broken over a misunderstanding, and the summer ends with both parties wiser than they were before. The Netflix film Along for the Ride is s superior example of Read more

Fiddler’s Journey director on honoring a cinematic landmark
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Fiddler’s Journey director on honoring a cinematic landmark

In 1971, the film version of Fiddler on the Roof was released to widespread acclaim and box office success, becoming the top-grossing movie that year. In the 50 years since its premiere, the film is regularly screened yet not discussed as some of its cinematic brethren like The French Connection or A Clockwork Orange, both Read more

The Offer review: A Godfather show you should refuse
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The Offer review: A Godfather show you should refuse

How do you make a series about the making of one of the greatest films ever made? The Godfather is a seminal movie in Hollywood history, one rich with storytelling possibilities and a cast of well-known actors, directors, and a menagerie of producers, cinematographers, and assorted crew members and studio flunkies. Do you focus on Read more