REVIEW: The ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (2020) Don’t Add Up

As the film unfolds, “She’s Good” feels symptomatic of Pieces of a Woman’s overall disinterest in the layers of Martha’s emotions, especially her grief.

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REVIEW: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ (2020) Proves Disco Doesn’t Suck

“A joy to watch… [a] documentary not so much concerned with hard historical facts as it is with the brothers as they experienced each other, themselves, and their fame.”  How Can You Mend A Broken Heart begins with the quintessential. A pared down, echoey version of “Stayin’ Alive”—probably the Bee Gees song to end all…

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The Timelessness of Space and Intimacy in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ (2005)

2020 has been an extremely long and incredibly weird year, one defined by absence: of precedence, of bureaucratic competence, of any semblance of sanity or normalcy. It has also been—mind-numbingly, infuriatingly—a year defined by excess: of death, of time, of news, and, most notably, of distance. Quarantine, social distancing, masks, lockdowns—the language of separation and…

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‘Sleeping With Other People’ (2015), ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ (1989), and the Mortifying Ideal of Being Known

Whether it’s love at first sight or something a bit more complicated, it would seem that every relationship must eventually boil down to the inevitable question: are we friends or are we something more?

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Why, 25 Years Later, ‘Clueless’ (1995) Remains Our Smartest Jane Austen Adaptation

When Jane Austen began work on her 1815 novel, Emma, she predicted that her heroine would be one “whom no one but myself will much like.” It’s true that Emma Woodhouse, being “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition,” moving through her provincial life “with very little to distress or…

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REVIEW: ‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ (2020) Has Matured, But Not Too Much

Long-time fans will thoroughly enjoy Lassie’s triumphant return and feel like they, too, are coming home.

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