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  • The Fright Stuff

    Tales of the scary movie moments our critics will never forget.
      I doubt that I have ever jumped so high, so fast, in a manner that probably looked like a cartoon character.
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  • Undercover Racist

    Spike Lee delivers a searing, timely look at American hate in BlacKkKlansman.
      Nowthisis a Spike Lee Joint: searing drama, hilarious comedy, a touch of tonal messiness, occasionally angry as hell.
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  • Smokin' Cinema

    Marijuana's movie road from Reefer Madness to the mainstream.
      Google "pot movies" and the resulting list is long, with each (relatively recent) suggested title a rompin' stompin' glorification of the good herb.
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  • None More Bleak

    Movies to remind you that, hey, it could always be worse.
  • Faith Into Action

    First Reformed finds Paul Schrader brilliantly tackling his favored themes of faith and obsession.
      WithFirst Reformed,there's finally a movie that lives up to the hype that has surrounded Paul Schrader since roughly 1976, whenTaxi Driver—which he wrote and Martin Scorsese directed—put him on the list of writers to watch.
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  • Summer Guide 2018

    Make It Pop
      Our ode to the North Shore Monster and things fun in the sun in SLC.
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  • Summer Movie Preview

    Explosions! Undeserving sequels! Bro-dancing with dinosaurs! Brace yourself for an epic-ish film season.
      There’s an old Vulcan proverb, "Only Nixon could go to China." By extrapolation, only Marvel could destroy the summer blockbuster as we know it.
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  • Women of the Year

    A mini film fest of some of 2017's best female-directed features.
      "And here are the all-male nominees," Natalie Portman said at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, while co-presenting the best director award.
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  • #ItToo: Sundance 2018

    The Sundance Film Festival dawns anew post-Weinstein.
      For more than 30 years, the Sundance Film Festival has positioned itself on the leading edge of change in the cinematic universe.
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  • Freedom of Choice

    Good Time makes great cinema out of bad decisions.
      There is one quiet scene in Good Time, and it's the first, as Nick Nikas (co-director Benny Safdie) is asked to play word association with a social services psychiatrist (Peter Verby).
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Summer Guide 2018 Summer Guide 2018 Make It Pop May 23, 2018
Be Mine Be Mine The Love & Sex Issue February 08, 2017
Freedom of Choice Freedom of Choice Good Time makes great cinema out of bad decisions. August 23, 2017
Women of the Year Women of the Year A mini film fest of some of 2017's best female-directed features. January 24, 2018
Sundance 2016 Sundance 2016 From past years' hits to this year's tips, a primer for what to expect from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival January 20, 2016
The Fright Stuff The Fright Stuff Tales of the scary movie moments our critics will never forget. October 24, 2018

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