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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

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Feb 7
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Old men with guns: Death, age, and violence in <i>The Irishman </i>and <i>Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood</i>

“Is it better to live as a monster, or die a good man?” Martin Scorsese was talking about his film Shutter Island when he said those words in 2010, but they could just as easily apply to The Irishman. Opening with one of Scorsese’s signature long takes—not through a bustling nightclub or glamorous casino, but a

Feb 7
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Four decades before <i>Marriage Story</i>, a quintessential divorce drama swept the Oscars

The opening scenes of Kramer Vs. Kramer, the highest-grossing film of 1979, play out like a horror movie. Dustin Hoffman’s Ted Kramer is a cheerfully oblivious ad exec. The term “yuppie” wasn’t in use yet, but Ted is one. He’s on an upward trajectory at work, and he hangs out at the office long after the day is done,

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