Category Archives: TV & Movies

AFI Fest 2019: Richard Jewell

White heroes who have achieved accolade for doing what they were supposed to in accordance with an agenda that skews heavily conservative, preoccupy veteran director Clint Eastwood like no other subjects—even more so than those characters he picks to play himself as an actor. In “Richard Jewell,” his latest based-on-true-events outing, the object of his…

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Frozen II

“Frozen II” has an autumnal palette, with russet and gold setting the stage for an unexpectedly elegiac tone in the follow-up to one of Disney’s most beloved animated features. Even the irrepressibly cheerful snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), now permafrosted so even the warmest hugs don’t melt him, is worried about change as the leaves turn…

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Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

“Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator” is the harrowing, uneven mix of two popular types of documentary—true-crime docs about salacious abuses of power, and testimony docs, which exist largely to give people a chance to speak out against their abusers. Director Eva Orner makes her story both about the predator and the victims, and delivers an appropriately cut-and-dry case…

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Adult Drama of The Accident Should Appeal to Hulu Subscribers

We’ve reached a point, with shows like “Watchmen” and “Stranger Things,” in which it feels like even the most successful television needs a high-concept hook. But take the four-part mini-series “The Accident,” the latest production from Jack Thorne (“National Treasure,” “Kiri”) premiering on Hulu this week after a successful Channel 4 run last month. It’s a…

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Seventh Row Publishes Beyond Empowertainment, a Critical Study of Feminism in Horror

Here at, we are pleased to offer Mary Angela Rowe’s foreword from the new book Beyond Empowertainment. Below is an introduction from Seventh Row’s press release, and then the foreword.  Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency spotlights a new generation of female-centred horror classics that focus on women’s psychological experience of fear.…

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Benjamin Marshall Documentary to Premiere Today at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center

A documentary depicting the achievements of visionary Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall, “Benny Goes Hollywood,” will premiere at noon today, November 19th, at the Gene Siskel Theater, 164 N. State Street, Chicago. The event is hosted by the Benjamin Marshall Society which raised the funds to produce the film. Following the noon showing of the 30-minute documentary…

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