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Some Material May Be Inappropriate: The PG-13 Rating at 40 | MZS

A side note, but not really: In 1990, thanks to the release of Philip Kaufman’s Henry Miller-Anias Nin biopic “Henry and June,” another MPAA rating

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June Zero movie review & film summary (2024)

The opening story is about a young boy, an Israeli Jew, who goes to work in a factory, where he participates in the

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The Old Oak movie review & film summary (2024)

Loach has always told stories that use real locations and some nonprofessional actors, encourage improvisation, and take their stories from contemporary or historical events

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SXSW 2024: Sing Sing, Bob Trevino Likes It, Hood Witch | Festivals & Awards

Director Greg Kwedar and his co-writer Clint Bentley adapted the script from John H. Richardson’s 2005 Esquire article “The Sing-Sing Follies” and added

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They Shot the Piano Player movie review (2024)

Trueba has said in interviews that he didn’t instantly settle on animation as the movie’s format, but gravitated toward it after working on

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The Throwaway Scene That Gives Blazing Saddles Its Warm Heart | MZS

If you keep your eyes fixed on Little you can see he’s barely holding it together. As Wilder works through the lines, he

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30 Minutes On: "Rocky"

As perfect a film as has ever been made, the original 1976 “Rocky” has become part of the pop culture unconscious, holding its spot

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Wonderful Tom: Tom Shales (1944-2024) | Tributes

Born in Elgin, Illinois, Shales worked as an editor at The Washington Examiner before getting hired as a writer for The Washington Post‘s

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The Teachers’ Lounge movie review (2023)

Leonie Benesch (of “The Crown”) plays Carla Nowak, a Polish emigre teaching math and physical education. She’s an idealist about education and the

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Silent Night movie review & film summary (2023)

Nobody speaks a full word of written dialogue. Characters grunt when they crash against a wall, get punched in the gut, or are struck by a

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