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Why Peter Jackson’s New WWI Documentary Is Such a Vital Cinematic Document

It's a monumental achievement in film preservation and a powerful tribute to the courage and camaraderie of those along the front lines during the Great War.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Killer Queen: The Favourite Is Both Devious and Delightful

This surrealist exercise in historical revisionism from eccentric director Yorgos Lanthimos benefits from a trio of wonderful performances by its lead actresses.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Why Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Is Much More Than a History Lesson

The filmmaker's true-life period drama, with a playful comic touch, is a provocative mix of passion and rage with powerful contemporary parallels.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Wes Anderson’s Animated Isle of Dogs Is Another Delightfully Offbeat Romp

Anderson's latest celebration of eccentricity is more than just a hilarious and heartfelt animated tribute to the lasting bonds between humans and canines.
By Todd Jorgenson
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A World Leader’s Passing is Hardly a Tragic Circumstance in The Death of Stalin

This hilarious political satire uses its titular event as the launch pad for a revisionist romp with subtle contemporary resonance.
By Todd Jorgenson

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Annihilation Keeps Sci-Fi Weird

The new film is unabashedly strange, and bound to be a sci-fi classic.
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Phantom Thread Puts Tense Romance Back In Fashion

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest is a study of intimacy set in 1950s London.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Paper Chase: Why Spielberg’s The Post Is More Than Just a History Lesson

It's set in the early 1970s, yet thematically, this riveting newsroom drama starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep feels practically ripped from today's headlines.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Del Toro Shows His Romantic Side in Lovely Shape of Water — With Monsters, of Course

This dazzling offbeat fable also is a Cold War spy thriller, a creature feature, and a tribute to lavish Hollywood musicals. Plus, it showcases the terrific Sally Hawkins.
By Todd Jorgenson
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As a Celebration of Culture, Coco Is Full of Life

The latest computer-animated gem from the Pixar juggernaut is a visually dazzling yet emotionally sensitive look at Dia de los Muertos through a child's eyes.
By Todd Jorgenson