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Tár: If An Artist Moves Mountains But Has Not Love, She Is Nothing

TÁR may be a 158-minute movie, but it starts rolling its credits at the beginning of the film. Not the usual type of opening credits, listing the names of movie stars and the director. Rather, TÁR begins with what movie industry folks call “below-the-line” credits, showing the names of orchestra musicians and the various studio personnel. Most movies …

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Werewolf by Night: The Dark History of the Bloodstones

If you’ve been watching She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, you know that the MCU likes to dig deep into the decades-long backlog of Marvel Comics to find weird and obscure characters, including Mr. Immortal, El Aguila, and Porcupine. The upcoming Halloween special Werewolf by Night seems like a continuation of that approach, pushing lesser-known wolfman character Jack Russell to …

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10 Werewolf by Night Comics to Keep You Up at Night

Before the superheroes, monsters ruled the Marvel Universe. Well, sort of. While Marvel’s forerunner Timely Comics published stories about Captain America and Namor the Sub-Mariner in the 1940s, the superhero bubble burst after World War II and capes disappeared from magazine racks. Timely morphed into Atlas Comics, where writer Stan Lee teamed up with artists …

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Three Thousand Years of Longing and the Spiritual Supremacy of Love

It started with an electric toothbrush. Throughout Three Thousand Years of Longing, viewers will witness Solomon woo the Queen of Sheba with an instrument that plays itself. They will watch a young woman caught in a dispute between Suleiman the Magnificent and his son Prince Mustafa. They’ll witness a merchant’s wife invent spectacular flying machines in …

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Jeff Anderson as Randal and Brian O’Halloran as Dante in Clerks III. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lionsgate

Review: Clerks III Gives Dead-End Wage Labor Its Due

“I’m not even supposed to be here today.” That oft-repeated phrase from the original Clerks perfectly sums up the ethos of the 1994 movie. It comes via Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran), a twenty-two-year-old Quick Stop clerk who feels an overwhelming sense of responsibility toward his job (but not so much toward the women he dates). The …

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Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion

Will Secret Invasion Restore SHIELD in the MCU?

SHIELD seemed so cool at first. Well, that’s not strictly true. When Agent Phil Coulson sheepishly arrived in Iron Man, babbling about the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division, he just seemed like one more nerd for Tony Stark to dunk on. But when Nick Fury showed up in Stark’s penthouse to talk about the …

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