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Fighting with My Family Florence Pugh

my picks for tonight’s 91st Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2018’s films)
Presenting my annual educated guesses at who will win at The Movies’ biggest night of the year.
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2018’s films ranked
This list is now final.
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more (fictional) notes from The British Museum
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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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Feb 22
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 22
Two movies directed by women open in US cinemas today. They are impossibly tiny releases. [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Feb 22
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Feb 22
Mimi Leder directs On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones as US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Capernaum movie review: a child’s real-life horror
Harrowing and heartbreaking, a nightmare dystopia that could almost be a documentary. This tough but essential film slyly asks us to consider what we owe children, not just our own but the world’s.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Feb 19-22
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Feb 18-23
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Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review
My pick: Vincent Lambe’s controversial and profoundly harrowing “Detainment,” a dramatization of the real-life police interrogations of the 10-year-old boys who killed a toddler in England in 1993.
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gendered abuse I have received
Some ridiculous schmoe thinks I’m “jealous” of phony-cute CGI waif Alita!
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Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review
My pick: Marshall Curry’s “A Night at the Garden,” presenting footage from a 1939 “pro-America” rally in New York City, a chilling reminder of the unpleasant cycles of American history.
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Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review
My pick: The animated short of the year surely must be Domee Shi’s “Bao,” a bittersweet reverie on motherhood that features one of the most hilariously shocking moments onscreen this year.
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Fighting with My Family movie review: real fake [pictured]
Genuinely heartwarming, totally cheerworthy, bursting with warm and generous performances, and just a whole damn lotta fun. (And I hate professional wrestling.) Florence Pugh absolutely rocks it.
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