Hope Floats but So Do Dead Bodies

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Every day—every single stupid day of this singularly stupid year—we add another item to the never-ending list of awful things “someone should really do something about.” Hey, did you know that around 200,000 boys and men are currently used as slaves […]

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Party On, My Wayward Sons

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. With irony long dead in its tomb, sincerity seemed likely to be the next concept in hospice. After nearly a half decade of “fake news,” memes as journalism, and deceit as a political platform, 2020 seemed like the perfect year to […]

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Memories Are Lies Your Brain Tells

Wistful reminiscing is one of the few CDC-approved, COVID-safe activities we have left. Writer/director Kris Rey’s I Used to Go Here argues that you should be very careful when you go poking at your memories with a stick. The most likely result is that your brain goes full pinata, spewing chunky globs of your perception […]

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A Marathon of Hurdles

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. A recent study found that countries led by women have handled the current pandemic “systematically and significantly better” than those run by men. States where women are governor also had fewer COVID deaths. As such, Hillary Bachelder’s documentary, Represent, is likely […]

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If 2020 Was a Horror Movie…

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. If there’s one thing we could all use right now, it’s more worry about death and an increased fear of other people, right? Writer/director Amy Seimetz didn’t create COVID-19. Probably… But her new film, She Dies Tomorrow, is so impossibly well-timed […]

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Blackface Blackout

“Stop killing us!” demanded Black communities. “What if we pulled an episode of The Golden Girls off of streaming services instead?” asked famous white people. “Systemic racism and inequality are compounding the pandemic, and we are suffering!” cried Black leaders. “We hear you. As of this moment, nobody can watch Gone With the Wind on […]

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Everything Is Horrible: The Movies!

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Hey, you know how everything is almost too easy and too good right now? How every time you turn on the news or bob-for-memes in the swamp of Twitter, things are just obnoxiously, relentlessly cheerful and happy? Don’t worry! Two new […]

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Who Dares to Rent the Rental?

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. When I heard that Dave Franco directed an Airbnb-based horror movie, I got all twitterpated! Doesn’t that just sound, like, extra-special-super bad?! What if I also told you that this was the lesser Franco’s directorial debut and that it tries to […]

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