Sarah Paulson

‘Ocean’s 8′ provides thrills and delight in this new heist film with an all-star cast that even you would be okay stealing from you.

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There’s no doubt that the free press plays an essential role in a democracy, and the timeliness of this picture can’t be disputed. It’s just too bad Spielberg doesn’t trust his audience enough to let them come to those conclusions on their own.

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For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before has it been so obvious that his teeth have just dulled. This film make Ken Burns seem edgy and political, and this is the EXACT WRONG MOMENT TO BE DOING THAT.

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The right movie for the right moment directed by the right man at the wrong time, The Post has a lot of interesting things to say, yet often gets in the way of itself when trying to say them.

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Through a rich, grueling portrait of the machinery of institutionalized slavery, Steve McQueen asks us to examine the rotten core of slavery and how it permeates our entire culture, not just to ponder life as it was in the 1840s.

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Director Sean Durkin uses shallow depth of field in an attempt to accentuate the psychological claustrophobia that Martha feels. Instead he manages to distract from Elizabeth Olsen’s stellar performance and detach the viewer from the emotional content or a genuine understanding of a well developed character.

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Oh boy. This week’s entry tackles Frank Miller’s hastily released and quickly forgotten take on Will Eisner’s pulp comic book “The Spirit.” Even in the fog of a late night, sleep-deprived viewing, it’s hard to see the litany of problems and the movie’s fast and loose style as interesting or likable. Hot off of the [...]

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