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new at flick filosopher, Apr 23-28

Unicorn Store Brie Larson

new sci-fi flash fiction by yours truly
See the object at The British Museum that inspired this week’s story, and read the opening of the story itself.
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which Netflix movie should I review next?
Results are in…
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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Apr 26
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Apr 26
Elizabeth Rynecki directs documentary Chasing Portraits, about her own personal family quest; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Apr 25-26
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Apr 26
Elsie Fisher stars in tween dramedy Eighth Grade; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Bel Canto movie review: Stockholm syndrome, a love story
This tonal misfire never hits the notes of drama and romance it aims for with its ickily problematic terrorist-hostage relationships. Facile and uncomfortably implausible, emotionally and practically.
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William movie review: weird — and dangerous — science
Plays with its let’s-clone-a-Neanderthal plot like it has no idea of the horrors involved and no appreciation of the ethical questions it raises. (Paging Ian Malcolm!) A tremendous missed opportunity.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Apr 23-26
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Apr 22-26
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The Silence movie review: I have only the faintest of muted praise (#Netflix)
Not a knockoff of that other quiet horror flick, though this familiar monster movie works hard to convince otherwise. But the terrific cast makes it worth a look, at least for Netflix subscribers.
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Unicorn Store movie review: a fantastic beast (#Netflix) [pictured]
More movies like this, please: a piquant mix of whimsy and snark; an insistence that it’s not crazy to forge your own oddball path; an embrace of girly uncool. Bring on the weird, difficult women.
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