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Mulan Still
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Mulan Still

Liu YIfei as the titular Chinese heroine in Disney's 'Mulan.'

Mulan Still
Film

‘Mulan’ Disappoints

The visuals are beautiful, yes; the sweeping shots of the Chinese countryside and lavishly decorated Imperial City are appropriately grandiose for a film with access to Disney’s pocketbooks — but all the production value in the world can’t save a movie without a soul.

Promotional still of Taylor Swift for "Folklore"
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Promotional still of Taylor Swift for "Folklore"

Promotional still of Taylor Swift for "Folklore"

Promotional still of Taylor Swift for "Folklore"
Music

The Radical Empathy of Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

“Folklore” feels like an admission about the limitations of providing one experience alone.

Maggie Nichols, the titular "Athlete A"
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Maggie Nichols, the titular "Athlete A"

Maggie Nichols, the titular "Athlete A."

Maggie Nichols, the titular "Athlete A"
Film

‘Athlete A’ and the ‘Perfect Victim’ Problem

Do we have to force kids to relive their trauma, to prove their gymnastic potential and youthful naiveté over and over again in order to convince audiences to take sexual abuse seriously?

"Lake Like a Mirror" cover art
Books

‘Lake Like a Mirror’ is Hazy, Murky, and Haunting

Many of the stories end with no satisfying resolution. This ambiguity can be frustrating or soothing.

"Lake Like a Mirror" cover art
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"Lake Like a Mirror" cover art

Cover art for "Lake Like a Mirror."

"The Resisters" cover art
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"The Resisters" cover art

Cover art of "The Resisters"

"The Resisters" cover art
Books

‘The Resisters’ Resists Tropes, Falls Flat

The text’s novelty cannot overcome the fact that it will be too much baseball for some, too much technology for others, and only just right for the very few.

Frozen 2 Documentary Still
Arts

Frozen 2 Documentary Still

At the center of the documentary are (from left to right) "Frozen 2" co-director Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, and co-director and writer Jennifer Lee.

Frozen 2 Documentary Still
Arts

Everyone Needs to Watch the 'Frozen 2' Documentary

Now, in the most objective opinion of this reviewer (for whom, in the spirit of full transparency, this will be the third “Frozen 2”-related piece he’s written for The Crimson), this is misguided. Animation is serious business.

Phoebe Bridgers punisher
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Phoebe Bridgers punisher

Album art for Phoebe Bridgers's "Punisher."

Phoebe Bridgers punisher
Music

Phoebe Bridgers’s ‘Punisher’ is a Slow Burn

On “Punisher,” Bridgers doesn’t reflect anyone else’s sadness. She pulls us into her own.

Single art from H.E.R.'s "I Can't Breathe"
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Single art from H.E.R.'s "I Can't Breathe"

Single art from H.E.R.'s song "I Can't Breathe"

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