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  • Noah

    Noah

    When people talk about the films of director Darren Aronofsky, they tend to bring up his edgy arthouse hits like Black Swan or Requiem for a Dream; generally unmentioned: his largest box-office success by far, 2014’s Noah.

    When people talk about the great films about faith, the usual touchstones are Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments or postwar European dramas like Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (or, depending on the Evangelicalness of the audience pool, modern “faith-based” film industry hits…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    It’s pretty easy to dismiss director Wes Anderson’s work as window dressing or dollhouses with lots of intricacy but not much depth. But that would be misreading a lot of his work.

    A lot of his best recent work — Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel and his latest, The French Dispatch — are all attuned to a melancholic nostalgia for a rose-colored past. Whether that’s a fair assessment of time or not, these films feel reflective…

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  • They Live

    They Live

    Since its release thirty years ago, John Carpenter’s They Live has proved irresistible to all points on the political alignment chart. They Live has lived many lives; even if you’re never worn the glasses, chances are you’ve seen the “OBEY” slogan adorned on the body of a hypebeast thanks to Shepard Fairey’s streetwear brand, or maybe you’ve seen the film’s most iconic moments reworked as memes. Though its iconography may have been appropriated by the alt-right, They Live remains one…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    At the time of writing, Bohemian Rhapsody has had a presence in pretty much every major award shows’ nomination list. It won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and Actor (Drama) and looks certain to grab a series of Oscar nominations. [Editor’s Note: It sure did.] In a year of astonishing works of art, this is one of the films most celebrated by the Hollywood elite. Bohemian Rhapsody made a lot of money on top of this, is still…