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Revisiting ‘Spirited Away’: A Timeless Tale of Capitalism

“Spirited Away” is a meticulously-crafted criticism of Westernization and capitalism, a story advocating for a restoration of and respect for the traditional rather than being caught up in a, in contrast to the common modern blind dive for growth and advancement.

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Woman Director Spotlight: Sofia Coppola

Though she boasts a diverse filmography, it is clear that Coppola’s upbringing defines her cinematic perspective, and her films explore shared themes: the mundane aspects of the celebrity, concurring feelings of isolation and invasiveness, and the relationship between father and daughter.

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Review: A Delectable Serving of Nostalgia and Good Vibes

Equal parts funny and endearing, “Licorice Pizza” is about finding love in the unlikeliest of places.

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Disney Animators Discuss Familia and Latin American Culture in ‘Encanto’

In a virtual webinar on Friday, Nov. 12, animators Rebecca Perez Stodolny and Jorge E. Ruiz Cano, along with production manager Natalia Adame Mendoza, discussed their experience working at Walt Disney Animation Studios on their newest film, “Encanto.”

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Taylor Swift’s Short Film is a Masterpiece We’ll Remember ‘All Too Well’

The film satisfyingly aligns with the song’s lyrics without feeling like a traditional music video, all while carrying a storyline that explores the unbalanced power dynamics of a doomed relationship.

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‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone’ at 20: A Complicated Legacy

The series is one of the best large-scale book-to-screen adaptations ever. But — and it’s a big but — in recent years the Harry Potter franchise has increasingly been used to perpetrate actual harm to real people.

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‘The Harder They Fall’ Review: A Fun Retelling of a Western Falls A Little Flat in Execution

While his film doesn’t quite stick the landing, Samuel’s take on this classic genre is certainly a fun watch.

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‘The Last Duel’ Review: A Muddled Mess of Narratives

Riddled with jarring contrasts in tone, dialogue, and character development between its first and second halves, the film clumsily clashes with itself.

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‘The Souvenir Part II’ Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman.

Hogg creates a masterfully executed picture that elevates the prose of life into an emotive story about the making of a young director.

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‘A Mouthful of Air’ Review: An Inadequate Look at Postpartum Depression

While Seyfried proves to be a phenomenal actress, “A Mouthful of Air” is underdeveloped in every aspect from storyline to character development, failing in its sincere attempt to raise awareness of postpartum depression.

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‘Belfast’ Review: An Evocative, Sober Exploration of Family Struggles

Branagh’s film tells a touching, unabashedly human story of eerily normal family struggles in the midst of nightmarish circumstances.

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‘The French Dispatch’ Proves Aesthetics are Important

"The French Dispatch" isn’t just witty and lovable because of its premise: Anderson pays undivided attention to costuming and set design, making “The French Dispatch” an unforgettable tribute.

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Review: An Alluring Trip to the Sixties

"Last Night in Soho" features an alluring original premise, immersive worldbuilding, and a surprising feminist slant, but sometimes falls short of expectations as the story develops.

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‘Eternals’ Review: Chloé Zhao Injects the MCU with a Refreshing Dose of Humanity

Zhao’s latest isn’t exactly what Marvel fans expect — but by diminishing the action and doubling down on the characters, “Eternals” is more thought-provoking than many of its MCU peers.

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‘Lamb’ Review: An Unsettling Portrait of Family Life

“Lamb” follows a couple as they take in a human-lamb hybrid to raise as their own child.

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