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The Photograph Issa Rae

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Feb 14
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 14 [pictured]
Stella Meghie writes and directs The Photograph, costarring Issa Rae; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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A Simple Wedding movie review: spoiler, it’s not so simple
Charming culture-clash rom-com is full of life, celebrating human universals of family and love, and embracing differences that make the world so interesting. Smart and spritely, feminist and funny.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Feb 14
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Feb 14
Autumn de Wilde directs and Eleanor Catton writes Emma., starring Anya Taylor-Joy; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Emma. movie review: this queen bee has a bitter sting
A sly, penetrating zing and a frisson of Insta-influencer horror — of the oppression of performative perfection against a marzipan backdrop — renders Austen’s fluff and nonsense deadly serious.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Feb 11–14
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Feb 10
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Olympic Dreams movie review: coming in from the emotional cold
Guerilla filmmaking is at its most charming in this melancholy romance set — and improvised and shot on the fly — in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Village. Delightful and delicately observed.
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my picks for tonight’s 92nd Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2019’s films) (winners indicated)
I correctly guessed 10 out of the 24 categories, which is at least a little better than last year.
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