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If Beale Street Could Talk KiKi Layne

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Feb 08
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 08
Tina Gordon and Jas Waters cowrite fantasy comedy What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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2018’s films ranked
I rank films on the fly as I see them for the 2018 awards year. (Still ongoing!)
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Feb 06-08
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Feb 06-08 [pictured]
KiKi Layne stars in historical romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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If Beale Street Could Talk movie review: a velvet fist of love and strength
A beautiful story about ugliness, about dignity in the face of hatred, told via delicate yet steely performances that imbue it with a power at once tender and infuriating. Totally enrapturing.
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(fictional) notes from The British Museum continue…
A flash-fiction project, stories from which are available to all Patreon patrons at the $1/month level or above. Thank you for your support!
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part movie review: everything is still (mostly) awesome
Our expectations are a lot higher now after the unexpectedly wildly inventive first movie… and this sequel delivers, digging with witty subversion into Hollywood’s glorification of its male heroes.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Feb 05-08
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Feb 04-08
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Cold Pursuit movie review: hot mess
The latest Liam Neeson revenge fantasy simply makes no sense even before you get to the tedious action, undeveloped characters, and stubborn racism and sexism. A rancid excuse for a thriller.
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curated: it’s not only *digital* journalism that the free market kills…
We’ve known for decades that for-profit capitalism and public-serving journalism are incompatible.
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