Twenty Times the Horror for 2020

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. FYI: My paid movie reviewing career is now officially old enough to vote. I can promise it’s not going third party… Over all these years, the question I have been asked most as a film critic is “This is more of […]

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It’s Elementary Feminism, My Dear Watson

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Henry Cavill is not Sherlock Holmes. Beyond whatever Enola Holmes gets right (a decent amount) or wrong (a frustrating list), no version of Sherlock should appear as though the only mystery he’s never solved is finding a suit that fits over […]

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Relax as Sacks Yacks Facts and Acts

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. The literal grim reaper is the only one of us not thinking about death more than usual these days, and that’s only because he was already maxed out on mortality. From the state-sanctioned murder of Black Americans to the laundry list […]

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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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Best of Indigenous Film is Going Digital

  Lincoln’s Vision Maker Media has moved their annual Indigenous Film Festival online. And it’s free. The collection of over 30 films will be available to enjoy along with online filmmaker Q&As. Gathered around the theme of CommUNITY, the films chosen reflect on six themes with a different topic each week: Activism, Environment, History, LGBTQA+, Women’s Empowerment and Youth. Films range from documentaries to fiction, from shorts to animation and […]

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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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