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Movie Review

Beyoncé’s Black Is King Celebrates The Black Diaspora By Reinventing The Lion King

Imagine what you think of blackness. Then reimagine it, again and again, until it is true, until it is righteous, until it is real. That…
Britt Julious | August 3, 2020 - 9:55 am

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Rock Critic Coming Of Age Movie How To Build A Girl Is Working From A Faulty Blueprint

"Cool people are the worst!" says the pop star Björk, winking conspiratorially at 16-year-old Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein). Sure, she's a figment of Johanna’s imagination,…
Simran Hans | May 7, 2020 - 3:30 pm

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Trolls World Tour Is A Poptimist Nightmare

Before we take a dive into the rich text that is Trolls World Tour, a brief disclaimer: This is a movie for children. I feel…
Larry Fitzmaurice | April 10, 2020 - 9:04 am

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Miss Americana Attempts To Reaffirm And Redefine Taylor Swift’s Good Girl Image. It Doesn’t Totally Fail.

If you’re pressing play on the new Taylor Swift documentary, Miss Americana (out now on Netflix), with any hint of wariness, you’re not alone, and…
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim | February 3, 2020 - 11:22 am

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The Most Savage Things Critics Are Saying About Cats

Cats, the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the T.S. Eliot poetry collection, hits theaters tonight. It promises advances in "digital fur technology"
Scott Lapatine | December 19, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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Rocketman Is Over-The-Top & Surprisingly Tender

You have a right to be nervous about Rocketman. The Elton John biopic arrives at a time in which critical stock in rockstar biopics has…
Larry Fitzmaurice | May 30, 2019 - 11:00 am

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The Dirt Is A Terrible Movie About Terrible People

It's hard to imagine a less of-the-cultural-moment movie than The Dirt, the story of Mötley Crüe's rise to fame and fortune. The 2001 book on…
Phil Freeman | March 22, 2019 - 10:16 am

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Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism

(Warning: Vox Lux spoilers ahead.) Over the last couple decades, there's been a shift in the way we discuss pop culture. It has…
James Rettig | December 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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A Star Is Born Tells A Familiar Story. That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Great.

It must be incredible to walk the earth with Bradley Cooper’s confidence. The man decided that he was going to remake A Star Is Born,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 5, 2018 - 9:36 am

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We Are Your Friends: The Stereogum Review

In 1963, American International Pictures released the first of the Beach Party movies, a series of films targeted toward teen audiences at a time when…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 28, 2015 - 12:16 pm

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Straight Outta Compton: The Stereogum Review

Straight Outta Compton, the new movie about N.W.A., once dubbed the world's most dangerous group, strives for (and achieves) historical accuracy, but rarely offers any…
Collin Robinson | July 31, 2015 - 2:04 pm

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DOPE: The Stereogum Review

Dope is a present-day black coming-of-age tale set in Inglewood, CA, but you could also consider it a millennial's updated version of 1999's The Wood.
Collin Robinson | June 17, 2015 - 12:21 pm

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Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck: The Stereogum Review

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck is a movie about the frontman of Nirvana, but it isn't about Nirvana. The word Bleach is never uttered. Dave…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2015 - 10:21 am