Swedish Pissed

A Man Called Ove represents one of the most cynical trends in cinema at the moment. Major film studios across the world are pouring their money into big budget franchises, so independent distributors are forced to pick up the slack by releasing smaller films that most studios no longer even consider. The […]

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What Did I Just Sea?

Why didn’t anyone prepare me for the weirdness of Manchester by the Sea? All my least favorite critics adore the film, and the trailers unapologetically sell it as Oscar bait. I figured that, however much I liked it, it’d just be another forgettable character-study about white working-class dudes in Boston […]

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Dat New New

Apparently, a fun thing to do if you love movies is to talk about how much you hate new movies. A paradox? Obviously. Grating? Yeahsureyoubetcha. A daily occurrence? At the very least. Cut open my trunk and count the rings in this old tree, and you’ll find me no […]

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Movie Politics Hurt Less

Years from now, we will tell our children about surviving the 2016 presidential election in much the same way our older relatives described enduring the Great Depression, Vietnam or dial-up Internet speeds. This cultural car crash, this feces-flinging sideshow, has exposed the very worst parts of America, from our media’s inability to […]

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