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new at flick filosopher, Jun 18–23

in 2010 I asked you: ‘What would you like to see in a Toy Story 4?’ (let’s revisit the replies)
What do you think about what we thought, almost a decade ago, might be a good way to expand the story, versus what we actually just got?
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curated: Mark Rylance quits Royal Shakespeare Company over BP sponsorship
Ouch. The arts are so underfunded that they rely on corporate sponsorship… but that sponsorship can be a way for a big corp to wash its karma.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jun 21
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Jun 21
Nicole Taylor writes musical drama Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Endzeit (Ever After) movie review: there will come soft rains
This German zombie flick offers horror with a spin of feminine steel, not soft but brutally maternal, as necessary as natural selection and as nurturing as civilizational, even planetary tough love.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jun 19–21
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jun 21
Lisa Brühlmann directs and cowrites fantasy drama Blue My Mind, starring Luna Wedler; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new science-fiction flash fiction: “Secrets of the Universe”
He really did love doing these crèche visits, talking to the little kids about what it meant to have been the first human to have set foot on this planet… at that time only the fourteenth world that ‘homo sapien stellas’ could walk upon in the open air without any protective gear.
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curated: fundie Christians demand Netflix cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens
One might wonder why God has seen fit that his most devout followers are often not blessed with an abundance of brains.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jun 18
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jun 17
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Brightburn movie review: villainy, celebrated
Superman, but he’s evil. That’s the whole movie. This is a depiction of violent entitled sociopathy that may think it’s critiquing toxic masculinity yet is indistinguishable from a celebration of it.
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Toy Story 4 movie review: recycled playthings… again
The series’ saving grace is that, with humor and heart so beautifully wise and stunningly rendered (CGI pun intended), even as returns diminish, a new chapter is still warm and smartly entertaining.
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The Grand Expedition immersive dining experience — the review
A round-the-world culinary adventure that is like Secret Cinema, except about food rather than movies, with a Jules Verne vibe and a nostalgia for a time when the world was bigger than it is now.
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