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April 23, 2018
Mary Shelley

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: ‘Mary Shelley’ Stumbles to Find Solid Footing

In trying so hard to make this a female empowerment story, the legendary subject of 'Mary Shelley' often gets lost.
April 23, 2018

‘Westworld,’ Ep 2.01: “Journey Into Night” Raises the Stakes

Westworld, Season 2, Episode 1: “Journey into Night” Written by Lisa Joy & Roberto Patino Directed by Richard J. Lewis Airs Sundays at 9pm ET on HBO Spoilers ahead. After eighteen months, Westworld has finally returned to the small screen. The first season worked tirelessly to set the scene, before […]
April 23, 2018

‘Westworld’ Questions the Violent Delights of Our Reality

“These violent delights have violent ends.” You can hear this echoed throughout the entirety of the first season of Westworld, and it is unsurprising that the second season has continued to remind us karma exists. While the first season seemed fairly focused on the humans that inhabited the theme park, […]
April 22, 2018

65 Years Later: ‘Shane’ Embodies the Contradictions of America’s Relationship With Guns

A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. — Shane We’d all be much better off if there wasn’t a single gun left […]
April 22, 2018
Cargo netflix

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: ‘Cargo’ Shows a Thrilling, Touching Zombie Apocalypse

'Cargo' uses the zombie metaphor in ways that are far more chilling than things that go bump in the night.
April 22, 2018
miseducation of cameron post

Tribeca Film Fest 2018: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ is a Smart Look at Teenage Conversion Therapy

'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is a beautiful, triumphant film that celebrates the intelligence and power of the  human spirit, while not diminishing the terrible cost of trying to crush it.
April 21, 2018

Tribeca Film Festival: 5 Most Anticipated Films

The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival lights up Manhattan April 18th  through April 29th. with a VR Arcade, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Talks and a full slate of exciting films. This year celebrates star-studded retrospective screenings of two iconic films, Brian De Palma’s Scarface and Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.
April 21, 2018
I Feel Pretty

‘I Feel Pretty’ Preaches Beauty is Only Skin-deep

If 'Trainwreck' is peak-Schumer than 'I Feel Pretty' is Amy at 65%.
April 21, 2018
Cowboy Bebop

Easy Come, Easy Go: Memories of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ (20th Anniversary)

For its 20th anniversary, Maxwell N takes a personal look back at "Cowboy Bebop" and his first impressions of the revolutionary show.
April 20, 2018
Ghost Stories

‘Ghost Stories’ Makes for Compelling Horror — Until the End

It’s a pleasure to watch 'Ghost Stories' and see how well executed the segments are, and how they actually seem to fit together — at least until the ending.